Simon grew up in NYC and attended Columbia University for
his undergraduate studies in Materials Science. After
graduating from Columbia, Simon joined Accenture's
Technology Practice Group and was aligned to the Financial
Services Industry. With three years of experience at
Accenture, Simon left the company and founded CommonMind LLC,
an Internet and eCommerce consulting firm. Concurrently, he
also founded an eCommerce and gift services company,
GiftMe.com, inc. Directly prior to Sloan, Simon structured
the acquisition of a Nasdaq-listed environmental business
company in China and joined as a Director of the Board to
A Thai-Singaporean, Serene completed her undergraduate
degree in Economics from Cornell University. Upon
graduation, she joined Bain & Company as a strategic
management consultant and worked for 2.5 years in the
Singapore and San Francisco offices with clients in the
telecommunications, technology and financial services
industries. She spent the following three years with Morgan
Stanley’s Corporate Finance, M&A and Transportation
Groups in the Singapore, Hong Kong and New York offices.
Serene will be spending the summer with IBM Global Finance
in Armonk, NY.
Yicong was born and raised in China. After receiving his
college degrees in electrical engineering and English from
Tianjin University, he came to the U.S. for graduate study.
He conducted research in estimation theory, data fusion, and
theater ballistic missile tracking, and co-authored several
publications. Prior to MIT Sloan, Yicong worked for Comverse,
a leading telecom equipment company, in U.S., Middle East,
and Asia for over five years. At Comverse, he was a project
manager for a next generation product.
Hong, Vice President of Finance & Operations
Amauri is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but spent the
later 10 years of his life in Sydney, Australia. Prior to
Sloan, he was a Research Engineer focusing on the
development of alternative technologies for water treatment.
He holds an honors B.E. and a Ph.D. degree in Chemical
Engineering and most of his academic research was performed
at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology.
His research made him recipient of the “Australian Young
Water Scientist of the Year” award in 2003.
Lee, Vice President of Speaker Series
Jooyong is from South Korea. After having completed her
undergraduate degree from Yonsei University, she joined
Procter & Gamble as a financial analyst. For one and
half years, she supported top management in Korea,
addressing a wide range of issues. Thereafter, she moved to
Japan office and worked as a Pampers brand analyst for two
and half years, performing analyses on pricing, sourcing,
and new product development. In this summer, she did an
internship at McKinsey & Company in Seoul, Korea.
Gisiger, Vice President of Social Activities
André is a native of Switzerland and a graduate of the
University of California at Berkeley. Prior to Sloan, André
was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory
Services in San Francisco, working on global projects
spanning over Asia, Europe and the Americas. At the MIT
Sloan Asian Business Club he is in charge of social events.
Mok, Vice President of Alumni Relations & Marketing
Lucia is a native of Hong Kong and a graduate of Cornell
University. Prior to Sloan, she worked for Accenture &
Co. in Hong Kong, specializes in business planning and
customer relationship management for financial services and
government sectors in Greater China. Subsequent to Accenture,
Lucia was engaged as a Market Development Executive in the
retail business focusing on new product development and
market expansion in North America, Europe and Australia.
Cui, Vice President of Technology
Yichao Cui is a native of China. Prior to Sloan, he was an
entrepreneur in China, running a software company providing
stock trading and analyzing software to Chinese securities
corporations. He holds a BS degree and a MS degree both in
electronics from Wuhan University. At the MIT Sloan Asian
Business Club he is in charge of technology.
Hu, Vice President of Recruiting
Nancy was born and raised in the U.S. (Michigan). She
graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in
Industrial Engineering and Management Science. Prior to
Sloan, Nancy worked for Deloitte Consulting in Chicago for
four years, focusing on the financial services industry.
Within the Asian Business Club, she is the contact person
for all recruiting-related company communications.
Lam, Vice President of Inter-School Relations
Ruby is a native of Hong Kong, and graduated from Stanford
University (M.S.) and Northwestern University (B.S.). Prior
to Sloan, she worked at Monitor Group, focusing on marketing
and operations strategies. Ruby is a
Leaders-for-Manufacturing (LFM) fellow at Sloan. At Asian
Business Club, she is in charge of relationship development
with other business and professional schools.
Peng, Vice President of Cultural Activities (C-Function)
Sue is a Chinese native. She worked for Shell China Ltd.
prior to coming to the US. In the past eight years, Sue
worked in North America within a variety of industries in a
finance role. Her most recent assignment prior to coming to
Sloan was as the Financial Information Manager at the Boston
Medical Center. At Asian Business Club, Sue is in charge of
embracing Asia cultural activities at Sloan.
Hee Tan, Vice President of Corporate Relations
Chye Hee Tan held various management, strategic planning
& policy formulation portfolios in the Ministry of Home
Affairs (Singapore) and the Singapore Administrative
Service. He graduated with a Masters degree in Engineering
(First Class Honors) from Oxford and was a Michel
Exhibitioner of The Queen’s College, Oxford University.
Chye Hee is also a US Fulbright Scholar 2003-2004.
Wu, Vice President of IAP AsiaTrek
Brandon was born in Taiwan and raised in the US. He received
his Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford
University during which he conducted research on the
underlying philosophical and cultural differences in
business creativity and innovation between Asian and Western
companies. After graduating, he worked as a software
engineer in the Silicon Valley for two and a half years.
Prior to Sloan, Brandon was an Assistant Manager at Vincera
Ventures in Taipei responsible for deal sourcing and due
diligence in the communications, wireless and software
Yun, Vice President of IAP AsiaTrek
I was born in Hong Kong but moved to New York City when I
was five. I graduated from Cornell University with a
bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2000. Before
coming to MIT Sloan, I worked as a management consultant at
PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a financial analyst at JPMorgan
Fleming Asset Management. My interests include finance,
tennis, and culinary arts.
Hiranwiwatkul, Vice President of spring break AsiaTrek
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Isada received a
degree in mechanical engineering. Right after college, he
started his career with Michelin, one of the “big-three”
tire manufacturers. Later on, he decided to join ExxonMobil,
one of the world-leading oil-and-gas producers with $21.5
billion of net income last year (2003). At ExxonMobil, he
was working for the Refining and Supply division with a
focus on operations management and engineering. After
working there for 3 years, he decided to pursue a degree in
MBA. Isada comes to Sloan with a strong interest in
strategic management. He plans to leverage his skills
learned from ExxonMobil and knowledge learned from Sloan to
pursue his career in management consulting for both summer
internship and full-time employment.
Lin, Vice President of spring break AsiaTrek
Eva Lin was born and raised in Taiwan. Before coming to
Sloan, Eva spent two years at Morgan Stanley Investment
Banking in Taipei working with clients in financial industry
and technology industry. Before Morgan Stanley, she worked
for one year at Deloitte & Touche Risk Consulting
Division, a group providing solutions to improve clients’
business processes. She completed her undergraduate degree
in Economics from National Taiwan University.
Xi, Co-Chair of China SIG (Special Interest Group)
Xi Xi is a native of China, and graduated from the
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in
Beijing, China. He has lived and worked in Beijing and
Toronto. Prior to Sloan, Xi worked at SINOCHEM, ABN AMRO,
and co-founded one finance consulting company. At Asian
Business Club, he is co-chair of China SIG.
Kumar, Co-Chair of India SIG (Special Interest Group)
Prior to MIT Sloan, Niraj was a Sr. Consultant at Trilogy, a
private enterprise software company, where he led
multi-million dollar cross-organizational projects. Before
Trilogy, he was an Analyst at D. E. Shaw – a quantitative
hedge fund with over approximately 7 Billion in aggregate
capital. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from
Gupta, Co-Chair of India SIG (Special Interest Group)
Vipin is a native of India and graduated from the Indian
Institute of Technology, New Delhi. At MIT, Vipin is a joint
Sloan and Chemical Engineering Student as a part of the CEP
program. He is currently on the executive committee for the
Global-TIES Conference representing the South Asian Business
Club. Prior to Sloan, Vipin worked in the Bioinformatics and
Functional Genomics group at MIT for three years. Vipin has
worked with several biotech firms such as Agamatrix and
Alkermes doing market research and technology development.
Song, Co-Chair of Korea SIG (Special Interest Group)
Myongsup is a second year MBA focusing on strategy and
entrepreneurship. Prior to Sloan, He spent 6 years as an IT
entrepreneur for corporations and government organizations.
He co-founded two software companies, Ubiz systems and
Somansa focusing on product development and project
management. Myongsup attended Seoul National University,
where he received BS and MS in Industrial Engineering.
Matsuda, Co-Chair of Japan SIG (Special Interest Group)
Mr. Matsuda specializes in M&A advisory business. Prior
to his current position, Mr. Matsuda spent more than 5 years
at Nomura Wasserstein Perella and Nomura Securities as
senior associate of M&A Advisory department, and advised
more than 20 M&A transactions. Mr. Matsuda also has
broad experience in intra-group restructuring through
M&A and advised numerous leading companies. As a leader
of financial analysis, Mr. Matsuda was in charge of
financial analyses in his most M&A transactions and also
in charge of Nomura’s financial training programs and
valuation committee.Mr. Matsuda received B.A. in Economics
from Waseda University in 1998.
Seki, Co-Chair of Japan SIG (Special Interest Group)
Nobu was born and raised in Japan. He attended the
University of Tokyo and received B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical
Engineering. After his graduation, he joined the Japan
branch of Arthur D. Little as a management consultant and
spent about 5 years there. At ADL, he worked mainly with
electronics manufacturers and telecom carriers, and assisted
them to plan corporate/division strategies, develop new
business plans, and reform product development process etc.
to MITSloan, David worked at Manugistics, where he was
responsible for the technology strategy and
implementation of a multi-million intelligent supply
chain and auction solution for one of the
world’s largest mining company in Brazil. Prior to
Manugistics, David worked at APPNET (acquired by
Commerce One in 2000), where he was the Director of
Technology Services responsible for the strategic
planning, technology management, and systems
engineering of the enterprise software engineering
division with annual revenues of $10 million and 40+
engineers. David also helped redefine operating
processes to lower costs by 40% and meet quarterly
revenue targets by streamlining the systems
engineering process while improving the sales process.
David is currently working on his MBA at the MIT Sloan
School of Management. David received his Bachelor of
Science degrees in Computer Science, Biochemistry, and
Physiology & Neurobiology from the University of
Maryland. He was also the President of the Asian
Engineering Student Association at the University of
has extensive experience in new venture management,
consulting and business development in the
internet/e-commerce sector. Prior to MIT Sloan, he was
a senior management consultant at PA Consulting Group
managing projects in the interactive media and
financial services industry. Before joining PA,
Sam co-founded autofreeways.com, an Asian based
internet start-up with presence in 5 countries (HK,
China, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia), which he
subsequently sold. Preceding that, Sam was one
of the focal points for e-business development at
Jardine Matheson Group, one of the biggest
conglomerates in Asia employing over 130,000 people.
As head of strategic planning department, Sam proposed
and executed business plan in various internet sectors
including internet retailing, e-commerce solution
delivery, telecom infrastructure, and IT outsourcing.
In earlier capacity as head of internet solutions
department, Sam won and successfully delivered
high-profile e-commerce projects in the Greater China
Sam is now a first year MIT Sloan MBA student focusing
on New Product and Venture Development.
is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan School of
Management focusing on business and marketing strategy
for the high tech sector. She has a keen interest in
the wireless communications domain. Prior to
Sloan, Mavis worked for JTC Corporation, Singapore's
leading provider of industrial land and facilities. In
her three years with JTC as a Senior Strategic
Analyst, Mavis handled projects covering corporate
strategy and planning, corporate development and
business policy formulation. She then spent one year
with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as Senior
Assistant Director formulating national policies and
strategies relating to management of industrial land
resource in Singapore.
Mavis read Electrical and Electronics Engineering at
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
(London, UK) under a full graduate scholarship from
JTC Corporation. She graduated with a Masters of
Engineering (with First Class Honors) in 1997.
MITSloan, Chung-Hung has been elected Senator of the
Caribbean Ocean and Co-President of the Asian Business
Club. During his Senatorial duties, he is the chair of
the Alumni Relations Committee, and is currently
working with the Academic Committee to institute an
ethics course in the MBA curriculum. Prior to
MITSloan, Chung worked at Deloitte Consulting
and gained his expertise on the stages of the product
life-cycle: from design, development, testing,
implementation, to marketing of products. He also has
managed large cross-cultural, international projects
while at Deloitte Consulting, and has considerable
experience in managing cross-functional teams on
projects in financial service industry.
from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a
degree in Industrial Engineering and Management