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Kris Lee

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Lee, Kris 2173340 picTitle: Director, Compliance and Ethics

Company: Oracle

Location: Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, Kris Lee is a highly regarded professional in the information technology industry. As the director for compliance and ethics for Oracle, Mr. Lee leads in internal investigations, fraud, security and offers support in risk management. Additionally, Mr. Lee trains and assesses, manages stakeholders, analyzes data and works with internal and external subject matter experts. He has been in this position for more than a year. Oracle offers a fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services.

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Anesh S. Naidoo

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Naidoo, Anesh 1693101Title: Vice President of Cash Operations

Company: DBS Bank of Singapore

Location: Bishan, Singapore

Anesh Naidoo’s interest in banking has allotted him the opportunity to study and work all over the world. For the past four years, Mr. Naidoo has been the Vice President of Cash Operations at the DBS Bank of Singapore. This position is integral to the bank’s success, and Mr. Naidoo’s nearly 30 years of experience secure the supply relationship management and operations. He is also responsible for negotiating deals in sourcing and implements, handling 30 million dollars in profit and losses and overseeing acquisitions. In addition, his position also deals with maintenance and disposal as well as ATM’s.

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Bertrand de Brosses

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Title: Industry Owner Representative

Company: SEGULA Technologies

Location: Fontenay-Le-Fleury, France

Bertrand de Brosses embodies a unique presence in the French business world. While most people hold a single specialty, like technician or manager, Mr. de Brosses is both a businessman and a technical expert with more than two decades of experience. He can handle both the technical aspects of a job and the human aspects, and his multifaceted abilities have proven useful throughout his career.

After developing an interest in engineering, Mr. de Brosses went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1990. As industry owner representative at SEGULA Technologies, an engineering and consulting company, he is responsible for designing projects, executing contracts, developing navigation systems, maintaining profitability, and improving reliability for any aspect of the subcontractors. Prior to his position at SEGULA, Mr. de Brosses worked for Zodiac Aerospace and Sagem, a subsidiary of Safran, a French aircraft engineering company. Read the rest of this entry »

Oswaldo Karam

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karam-oswaldo-2152552Title: Chief Financial Officer

Company: Empresas La Floresta

Location: Obarrio, Panama City

A consummate professional, Mr. Karam began working when he was 14 years old. He worked in his family’s hospital and insurance company, which he grew and expanded on an international level. This experience motivated him to reach the highest levels of success, a goal that he began with his education. He graduated from Harvard University with a Doctor of Economics and Cum Laude honors in 1985.

From there, he became the chief executive officer of Empresas La Floresta, a holding company that is comprised of seven insurance companies: a pharmacy, a hospital, a food distribution company in Venezuela, and a construction company in Panama. With more than three decades of experience, Dr. Karam has honed his expertise in insurance, finance, and economics, which he applies to managing business operations, as well as financial operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Terrence L. Maxfield

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Knight Management Service

Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Demonstrating more than 35 years of industry know-how, Terrence Maxfield dedicates his proficiency in management services with his latest venture, Knight Management Service. To fulfill clients’ goals, Mr. Maxfield oversees company management and business development, as well as the in-house training for managers. Part of his role as CEO is to manage maintenance turnaround and industrial construction projects. Mr. Maxfield has also developed a project management system that ensures management efficiency.

Mr. Maxfield prepared for this career by earning a Bachelor of Science in business management from Simon Fraser University. He also attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is also proficient at welding, steam-fitting and mechanical technology. KMS specializes in business development services for industrial areas such as oil and gas, paper, pulp and cement. His hard work and diligence have helped him build a successful business and professional career. He intends to continue developing his business and providing the services demanded by clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Stelian-Doru Ticsa

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Title: President

Company: TIMMES, Inc.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Stelian-Doru Ticsa dedicates his proficiency in the medical profession to TIMMES, Inc. TIMMES, Inc. is a health care company that specializes in teleradiology services, which began to solve the inefficiencies and time-lag in the transmission of data-intensive medical images by U.S. military personnel. Dr. Ticsa joined the company nearly two decades ago and in his role enhances the successful performance and growth. In addition, he oversees the application of the software. Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Smyth

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Title: Senior Vice President

Company: Bruce Power

Location: Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

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Franco Fogliato

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Fogliato, Franco 1496670Title: Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas

Company: Columbia Sportswear Company

Location: Petit-Lancy, Switzerland

Franco Fogliato has provided his business services as the Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas for the Columbia Sportswear Company since 2017. In this position, Mr. Fogliato is responsible for developing effective business strategies and reporting to the international chief executive officer and serving on the executive board. Columbia Sportswear Company is an outdoor apparel and products company. His skills in marketing strategy, brand management and development, as well as product sales management have aided him in the 20 years of his career. He recently worked in the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA.

From an early age, Mr. Fogliato was interested in sports and wanted to pursue a career in the industry. His first step was graduating from the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia with a degree in business administration. He continued at the Scuola di Artiglieria, where was an officer. In 2009, he returned to his education and attended the Open University Business School to earn a Master of Business Administration in 2012. His commitment to education has earned him opportunities in the sports industry, and he has risen through the ranks through various opportunities.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rene Vriens

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Vriens, Rene 2066357Title: Director of Operations

Company: Drake & Farrell Solutions Delivered

Location: Bleiswijk, Netherlands

Rene Vriens has more than 26 years of experience, and has spent the last six years at Drake & Farrell. In this position, Mr. Vriens improves operational systems, processes and policies in the spirit of the organization’s mission. His knowledge and business ability allows him to play an integral role in creating the long-term plans for the company. Like his title of director of operations suggests, Mr. Vriens oversees all aspects of operations in the company, including specialized projects. He reviews all processes, manages teams, and helps create company culture on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »

Torben Erikstrup

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Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: Etanord ApS

Location: Kokkedal, Denmark

With nearly five decades of experience, Torben Erikstrup excels at working with clients, acting as technical consultant and overseeing strategy, business plans and new business development and operations. Possessing in-depth knowledge on logistics, planning, engineering and leadership, he applies these skills to the shipping industry. He started his company, Etanord ApS in 2000, and pulls upon his experience working in high-level positions at more than eight companies in the shipping industries. Read the rest of this entry »

Lars Fournais

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Fournais, Lars 1773862Title: Chief Executive Officer (Former)

Company: Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark A/S

Location: Risskov, Denmark

Recognized for nearly 30 years of invaluable contributions, Mr. Fournais has provided incomparable services to multiple companies throughout the years. Presently, he sits on several boards providing advisement and counseling. Stibo Systems, Port of Aarhus, Jorton A/S, AGF Fodblold and Danske Invest are just some of the companies he is involved in. Mr. Fournais launched his career in 1981, as a product manager for The Northern Feather Group. From there, he rose through the ranks until reaching high-level and executive positions. In 2014, he left Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark A/S where had been the chairman. Prior to that position, he had served as the CEO of Brødrene Dahl a/s.

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Boguslaw Bob Maslanka

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Maslanka, Boguslaw 2054831Title: Director

Company: Avi Nardia Kapap Academy

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Mr. Maslanka is honored for his professional success, directing self-defense and security company Avi Nardia Kapap Academy for five years. With a total of 15 years of experience, he handles the business administration, contracts, scheduling, accounting and business trip arrangements. The Academy provides courses for security companies, departments, law enforcement agencies, military and civilians interested in upgrading their knowledge and capabilities in the field. The training system is a well-established curriculum based on live exercises and simulations.

When Mr. Maslanka first arrived in Ontario, he had one dollar to his name. Learning from life experiences and an apprenticeship to a master plumber, he has developed a successful business since then. Fueled by a childhood dream to be a martial artist, he recognized in order to accomplish this dream he was responsible for getting there. In addition to Avi Nardia Kapap Academy, Mr. Maslanka owns and operates Accurate Building Maintenance. This company provides all services for plumbing, heating and air conditioning to condominiums in Ontario. This is a 24/7 company and requires his knowledge of business and employee management, team mentoring and customer satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry »

Glenn Bolton

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Bolton, Glenn 1959539Title: Technical Director
Company: The Production Exchange
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Glenn Bolton is a highly accomplished technical director. He is the man behind the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the London 2012 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, among many other well-known productions that are broadcast live to an audience that includes millions of people from around the world. His work has been seen and celebrated around the world, with attendance at his events ranging from at least 50,000 to 70,000 people. In 2010, Mr. Bolton won an IVCA Global Award, and attributes his success to his ambition and his risk-taking abilities.

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Claude Millette, Eng.

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Millette, Claude 1996656Company: Videotron

Title: Previous General Director

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Over the past three decades, Mr. Millette has cemented his reputation as an effective and respected management professional who is able to successfully bring a vision to life. He possesses a talent for aligning the needs of a company toward unexpected results by re-adjusting his approach whenever necessary. Mr. Millette has spent his career honing his expertise in revenue growth, strategic planning, sourcing and supply chain management, and international business development. He has also cultivated his skills in analytical problem solving, commercial and contractual negotiations, and organizational transformation.

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Ashley E. Williams

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Title: Director

Company: Ashlen Maintenance Planning & Training Services

Location: Pinjarra, WA  Australia

Ashley Williams has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, with the last five spent at the helm of his own training and maintenance company. In this role, he provides clients with in-depth, one-on-one training, taking into account their unique strengths and skill sets for use in association with Microsoft and SAP software. He is also responsible for maintaining a vast amount of data for major companies, combining his managerial and technical expertise.

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Zdenek Duchoslav, M.Sc.

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Title: President

Company: Zebra Earth Sciences Inc.

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

With a passion for geotechnology and an expertise in physics, Mr. Duchoslav has been successful over the past 28 years by fusing his background in math and geology into a comprehensive skill set in the science field. Through his experience in the industry, he has worked on projects in more than 50 countries around the world. He established Zebra Earth Sciences with his son to offer advising and consulting services to private enterprises, governmental entities and universities looking to introduce geotechnical technologies into their institutions. Fluent in eight languages, Mr. Duchoslav quickly brought his company to a global status and works with international and domestic clients alike.

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Frank Dottori

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Dottori, Frank 1514203Company: 1) Fadco Consulting 2) White River Forest Products

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer 2) President, Co-Owner

Location: Temiscaming, Quebec, Canada

In 1973, after reviving a shuttered mill, Frank Dottori founded what was to become Tembec, a global forest products company with 55 mills located throughout three continents. Over 33 years, he grew it into a $4 million multinational company, experiencing great success and later some loss as Canadian lumber exports decreased in line with lower demand for certain paper products. Since stepping down from Tembec, Mr. Dottori assumed top-dog position at Fadco Consulting, where he analyzes new technologies in the biochemical and biotech industries, strategically evaluating production costs for forestry products. He is also a partial owner of White River Forest Products, which employs more than 100 people from First Nations communities.

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Anna Arnsvik

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Title: Head of the Neuroscience Franchise

Company: Novartis AG

Location: Hoganas, Sweden

Anna Arnsvik has 23 years of professional experience, with six years as Head of the Neuroscience Franchise for Novartis AG. Throughout her career, she has set herself apart through her skills in communication, strategic planning and motivation. Each day, she is responsible for communicating with pharmaceutical businesses and creating high-level educational programs and workshops within the company. She also collaborates on global projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Walter van Ditmars

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Title: Director

Company: Van Ditmars Wijnkoperij

Location: Doesburg, Netherlands

Mr. van Ditmars has 26 years of professional experience, with 16 years as the Director of Van Ditmars Wijnkoperij. Each day, he is responsible for importing wines, mainly French wines, and managing the company. He regularly travels to winemakers and observes their operations, ensuring that only the best wines are sold. Mr. van Ditmars sells wine to individual consumers and restaurants through wine tastings and the Internet. He has a wineshop and wine vault in the city of Doesburg (Netherlands) in a historic building (called “Het Arsenaal”) dating back to 1309.
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