China-born California resident Allen Wu has been a serial entrepreneur since 1984. He’s active in some of the world’s most vibrant industries including Mining & Metals, Banking & Finance, Media & Entertainment, Beauty & Wellness and Real Estate. Allen’s involvement in private and public companies includes the AXN Group LLC which he founded and remains a Managing Member of, plus active shareholding in EMHI Licensing Inc., EMHI Land Corp., and Affinity Potash Corp. He’s also the recipient and operator of master licenses from The Walt Disney Company and MGM Studios. Allen holds a Master’s Degree of Arts in International Relations from the International University of Japan Graduate School, and double BA’s in International Cultural Exchange and International Economics from Peking University.
Malaysia-born Amsterdam resident Anthony John’s roots lie in music, broadcasting and media. From his first foray into the corporate world running Virgin Records Malaysia at the age of 21, Anthony was smitten with the world of media & entertainment. He explored this sector extensively across Asia for close to a decade, primarily in radio & television. In 1999, Anthony moved to Europe and shifted his focus to the (then) emerging mobile & digital spaces. With his broad and keen sense for content trends across Asian markets, Anthony has helped various European organizations launch and manage targeted consumer services in the Asia Pacific region. This includes the FOX Entertainment Group, for which Anthony assisted in setting-up its mobile/digital distribution Asian headquarters in Singapore.
Kenya-born Hong Kong resident Farook Jamal is part of the original founding team of internationally renowned fashion label ‘Pepe Jeans’, currently a part of the LVMH Group of brands. He is also the co-founder of cult denim brand Etienne Ozeki, which till today remains a highly respected label amongst denim connoisseurs. Without a doubt, Farook is a fashion entrepreneur who thrives on the prospect of delivering original and defining innovations in the world of lifestyle. He currently remains active in the areas of brand curation, sourcing and manufacturing though his Hong Kong-based organization International News. Farook’s wealth of experience and fashion industry expertise is matched only by his exciting global network of contacts from varied industries and backgrounds.
Dutch born and Surinam-mixed ‘Amsterdammer’ Hans Goedoen is one of the initiators behind the world’s leading streetsoccer brand, Monta. His efforts helped establish Monta as a unique brand which today enjoys worldwide visibility and reverence in the sports sphere. Hans also contributed to a global marketing deal between Monta and Red Bull which began in 2009. He has a strong background in the fashion industry, elements of which he incorporated into the invention of a patented denim sports ball for which he remains the patent owner till today. For the past decade, Hans has been the CEO of a marketing company which is specialized in building brands from the ground-up. His ability to transform trends into viable businesses has been the key to Hans’s continued success in multiple sectors.