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list of speakers

over 400 change-makers to be inspired by

ReThink HK 2022 brings you insight and inspiration from over 400 expert speakers – meet them below and get to know them before the event in October.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya (Barbie)

Executive Officer

The Institute for Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

BAKAR Fariha Salma Deiya is a Hong Kong-born Bangladeshi. She is currently an Executive Officer at the Institute of Youth Sustainability Leadership, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

She is pursuing her Master of Laws in Human Rights [LLM(HR)] at the University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law).

A member of the Commission on Children, she helps to drive work for the benefit of children concerning policy development regarding research and public engagement, children with specific needs, children protection, rights and development. She is also the Coordinating Committee member of the Project for Adaptation, Inclusion and Social Integration for Ethnic Minorities.

She is also a DreamBacker, who assists student-initiated projects to become a reality through awareness-building, mentorship, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing support. All projects seek to make a genuine difference in the community through creative solutions that align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Pubudu Abayasiri

Director, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Pubudu Abayasiri

Director, Digital Services

CLP Holdings Limited

Pubs Abayasiri has worked in the technology and energy sector for over 20 years. During that time, he worked in consulting and held positions in various industries. Within CLP, Pubs leads the products team where the mission is to deliver the right digital innovations for CLP and its customers.

Tristan Ace

Chief Programme Officer

AVPN

Tristan Ace

Chief Programme Officer

AVPN

Tristan leads AVPN’s portfolio of programmes, which include Policy, Climate Action and Gender Equality and aim to mobilise greater amounts of capital more strategically to address these critical issues right across the Asia Pacific region. He also regularly teaches and guest lectures on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Asia Pacific region and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. He has more than 18 years’ experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and for the past 11 years in the Asia Pacific region.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I would like to see Hong Kong strengthen its role as a global centre of Sustainable Finance.

Gabriel Amouyal

Audit Services Director

QIMA

Gabriel Amouyal

Audit Services Director

QIMA

As an industrial engineer, Gabriel started his career as a Quality and Environmental Management Systems auditor in Asia. Being passionate about CSR, he is now responsible for the Global Audit Activities for QIMA, and act as an advisor to global leading brands and retailers in setting up and implementing their ESG and Supply Chain Due Diligence strategies.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

I would like to see changes in ending poverty, developing quality education, continuing to focus on combatting climate change and encouraging sustainable consumption while prioritizing our community’s health and wellbeing.

Andy Ann

CEO & Chairman

NDN Group

Andy Ann

CEO & Chairman

NDN Group

Andy is a serial entrepreneur, author and impact investor. He is an expert in digital transformation and a venture builder that founded NDN Group in 2002. He built over 30 ventures from pure ideas to multimillion dollar exits.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Supporting humanity to making dreams to reality possible.

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff

Head of Sustainability Management, Asia

LGT Private Banking Asia Pacific

Mariam Ashroff is a sustainability professional with 11 years of financial services experience. At LGT, she combines her financial services experience with her expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to embed sustainability concepts throughout the organization. Prior to this, Mariam was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she advised asset and wealth managers on ESG integration.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

My goals are to raise awareness on sustainable investing; beak down the complexity of the climate crisis and empower people with knowledge needed to act as a change agent; and continuously improve on my own sustainable lifestyle.

Matt Ashworth

Commercial Counsellor, Energy & Infrastructure

Department for International Trade, British Embassy

Matt Ashworth

Commercial Counsellor, Energy & Infrastructure

Department for International Trade, British Embassy

Matt runs the Energy & Infrastructure teams for the Department of International Trade in China, based in the British Embassy Beijing. His team helps Chinese companies to invest in energy & infrastructure projects in the UK, and support UK companies to access export opportunities with Chinese customers in China and third markets. Matt has a degree in History from Oxford University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Birmingham. He has experience in trade & investment policy, including investment in the energy sector. His career has seen him working in London, Sydney, Brussels and Bucharest. Matt joined the UK Civil Service in 2014, following work in the private sector, and has worked in a number of Government Departments in London. Prior to moving to China, he was based in the Department for International Trade in London, where he led work on investment policy development and multilateral engagement with bodies such as the UN, WTO and OECD.

Pippo Au

Head of Supply Chain

Maxim’s Group

Pippo Au

Head of Supply Chain

Maxim’s Group

Pippo is the supply chain head leading the strategic procurement and planning for multiple restaurants concepts in Hong Kong & Macau. He is also one of the functional lead in company’s sustainability committee who drives various sustainable initiatives from program development to execution.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More successful industry best practice models and solution platforms developed to facilitate scalable roll-out into significant impact to the society.

Per Augustsson

Consul General

Consulate General of Sweden to Hong Kong and Macau