Associate Dean, Executive Education and Professor of Practice
Dr. Abeln received his B.A. in History from The University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He received both a Ph.D. in Management and M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Rotary Foundation Scholar. His doctorate work on international labour economics was under the supervision of Professor W.A. Brown, Chairman of the Cambridge University Economics Department.
He has an extensive international academic background having served as President, Dean and Associate Dean including leading institutions in USA, UK, Australia and Asia, as well as serving as a member of faculty. He has developed new academic programs and curriculum for undergraduate, postgraduate masters and doctoral programs, while also promoting liberal arts, STEM and business education and interdisciplinary learning. Dr. Abeln was instrumental in negotiating 300+ partnership agreements between university and industry, government and other academic institutions to promote collaboration.
Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
Yi-Ren Wang is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Asia School of Business. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama. She received her master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from National Taiwan University.
Managing Partner at FutureMap, Advisor to Governments & Global Companies, Bestselling Author, TED Speaker
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm.
Parag's newest book is MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us (2021), which was preceded by The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019). He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also the author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).
Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Master's degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has traveled to nearly 150 countries and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum
Co-Director & Tech for Good Research Group Lead | Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrew's research investigates how information technology changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also focuses on how computerization affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. In addition to having numerous papers published, McAfee also writes a widely read blog, which is at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology.
Prior to joining MIT Sloan, McAfee was a professor at Harvard Business School. He has also served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. McAfee received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.
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Masterclass 1: Productive Inclusion / DEI in an Asian context
Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior
Masterclass 2: Building Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chains through Digitalization
Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Masterclass 3: Sustainable Business Model
WONG POH KAM
Professor at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
CENTRAL BANKERS PANEL SESSION
The Role of Central Bankers on Driving Sustainability
LESA Sponsorship Reception
Masterclass 4: Leadership
LAWRENCE STEPHEN ABELN
Associate Dean of ASB Executive Education
Masterclass 5: Sustainability in Energy
RENATO LIMA DE OLIVERA
Assistant Professor of Business and Society Research Affiliated at MIT
Masterclass 6: Analytical Tools for Designing Purpose-Driven Business to Achieve Sustainability Impact
MAK YUEN TEEN
Associate professor at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PANEL SESSION
Women Lead the Way in Sustainability