Our Advisors 2017-09-22T11:27:13+00:00

Our Advisers

INSEADERS provides various first-class professional support for our entrepreneurs, leveraging INSEAD’s unparalleled global alumni network.  We cover all advisory function necessary for entrepreneurs, covering legal, finance, fund-raising, CTO, digital marketing, leadership coaching, etc. Our alumni from MBA, EMBA, Master of Finance, and EMCCC collaborate together to increase successful INSEAD entrepreneurs. Here are the list of our advisers who advise you in our Global Demo Day. We have many more advisers whom we introduce to you after hearing your requests.

If you share our vision of “Return to INSEAD Community”, and are willing to support our entrepreneurs with your professional expertise, please join us as an adviser from this registration form. You will be invited to an interview to join our Advisor Team.

Mentor Function Geographical Expertise Qualification
Azmul Haque Legal Services, Law Tech London, Mumbai, Singapore International business lawyer qualified and admitted to practice in 3 jurisdictions (England, India and Singapore). Developed particular expertise in complex, cross-border legal matters, including Corporate Transactions, Commercial Contracts and Regulatory Matters in a range of areas affecting the conduct of business. Azmul has sector experience working with clients in industries such as FinTech, Internet & e-Commerce, AdTech, Big Data, IOT, BlockChain, as well as traditional industries such as Hotels & Leisure, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare, Real Estate, and Telecommunications.
Arindam Chatterjee Financial Services, Consulting, PE, Startups Singapore,India A strategic influencer with subject matter expertise in the areas of financial services and technology. Over a distinguished career in the financial services industry that has spanned more than 20 years, Arindam has engaged with leading financial and consulting institutions such as ANZ Bank, OCBC Bank, Reuters, DCI Consulting (now PwC), etc. He has successfully led various programmes in expert matter domains within Global Markets, Risk & Compliance, Corporate & Product Strategies, at several large organisations around the globe.
David Eberle Digital Strategy & Digital Marketing Switzerland I help businesses develop powerful digital strategies. I co-founded a digital agency where I’ve crafted and executed dozens of online and social marketing campaigns. Most recently, I’ve been advising large corporations on their transformational journey. I can help your start-up with digital strategy and with energizing online marketing
Csaba Horvath Islamic fintech & insurtech, IoT, 3Dtech / supply chain tech Hungary, Hongkong, Singapore, Dubai Started early-stage firms in 4 different industries, and possesses the luxury of hands-on experience of a complete flop, pivots and successful growth. He is now happy to support INSEADERS’ projects, building successful ventures based on his expertise in finding the right business model, establishing initial traction and raise seed investment for products across various verticals.
Ullrich Silaba Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Strategy, Intercultural skills Singapore
Giammarco Tosi Startup Investments, Business Development, Strategy Italy Since 2010 I’ve personally invested in various ventures, mostly founded by INSEADers. In 2014 I’ve decided to leverage all these experiences and my personal and professional network to incorporate a holding which acts a small fund and invests in MBAs, as usually mostly INSEADers, offering not only seed but also direct concrete contributions through sweat equity agreements. Happy to provide advices about: 1. how to build an angel network from scratch 2. how to create value for founders and angels 3. how to negotiate angels’ contribution
Warren Lee Fintech, Strategy, Finance, Government Singapore, USA I’m currently a Fintech Strategist with DBS Bank, where i look after the bank’s accelerator program and API partnerships. Prior to that I was a strategy consultant, and also worked in venture capital in Silicon Valley and Singapore. I started off my career at SPRING Singapore,where i was involved in planning national venture capital and grant strategies under the $19B Research, Innovation, and Enterprise framework.
Balazs Fology Gamification, Sales, Business Development Singapore, Hungary I am the Managing Partner of Ember Associates, a former banker whose expertise lies in sales and decision making. I have vast experience in financial solution selling with a diverse clientele across various industries in Europe and Asia. As a Business Manager, I formulated sales strategies and developed educational campaigns for the banks’ client facing staff. I am also an independent trader and investor, developing my own trading strategies and technical indicators taking advantage of predictable decision-making patterns in financial markets.
Patrick 
Williamson
 Online media, technology, Internet Southeast Asia Patrick is an entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years experience across Asia and North America with a focus on bringing innovation to market. He has delivered significant growth in operational roles through conceiving and developing products, defining go-to-market strategy and executing market entry and has also created significant value through negotiating and completing multiple international partnerships, commercial agreements and joint ventures as well as several investments in early and later stage companies. Success has come from building and leading teams across business and product development, marketing and in a GM capacity  
Avad 
Gupta
Technology hardware, software and services Middle East, APAC, North America For last 15 years my career has spanned across technology hardware, software, services and management consulting with companies such as SAP, Hitachi, NTT, Dell, HP etc. I’ve also managed business operations for three North American startups (2 from silicon valley) that got acquired. I’ve managed relationships with several Fortune 500 customers.  
Philip 
Hur
Product Strategy, Business Development, Partnerships, Digital Marketing, Supply Chain APAC, North America I currently work in Facebook’s GMS Partnerships organization. As the partner development manager covering APAC, I am responsible for growing the Marketing API ecosystem and advancing industry disruptors in the areas of ad tech, creative assets, and audience insights. Previously, I was a senior manager at Samsung Electronics headquarters, holding product strategy and new business development mandate beyond smartphones. Prior to Samsung, I held supply chain responsibilities at Apple, managing iPhone demand planning for APAC. I began my career in Canada with a leading mobile operator, TELUS, and held multiple positions spanning across mobile infrastructure technologies.

I hold an MBA from INSEAD and an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. I also hold a Competent Communicator designation from Toastmasters International.  
Barbara 
Roversi
Financial Services, Consulting, PE, Business Plan, Fundraising and Investments Europe, Singapore With more than 10 years’ experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking and Consulting I am now working as a principal at Metric Capital Partners, an investment fund focused on providing growth capital to entrepreneurs across Europe.

As an investor, I seek to support companies’ ambitions to execute strategic transactions. In addition to providing capital solutions, I aim to be value-add partners to our portfolio companies, supporting them in developing and executing growth strategy, fundraising capital and managing operational improvement and turnaround.  
Wenyou 
Tan
Investments, Structuring, Business Development Southeast Asia Wenyou has more than 6 years of experience in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship. Prior to SBI, Wenyou was with a Chinese private equity firm investing in the healthcare space.

Wenyou started his career at the Investments team of SPRING Singapore where he invested in ICT start-ups. While in the government, he started the Biomedical Sciences Accelerator, a government-backed fund focused on early-stage medtech, and made its first three investments. He was also part of the Growth Enterprise fund, a government private equity fund that provides growth capital for Singaporean SMEs. Wenyou also brings to the team his entrepreneurial experience; he had earlier founded an education company based in China and also a venture-backed social enterprise based in Singapore.  
Greg 
Blackwood
Finance, Fundraising Asia In the 18 years since INSEAD, I've been a start-up founder, angel investor, private equity professional, INSEAD case author (PE/VC/Entrepreneurship), INSEAD Entrepreneur-in-Residence, INSEAD Venture Competition judge, and some other things. After a 7 year hiatus, looking forward to re-engaging!  
Julian
Artopé
Digital Marketing, Business Development, Operations Europe, Africa, South-East Asia General Manager, CMO and Founder with more than 10 years of experience in building internet start-ups. I've created and successfully exited high-growth companies across Europe, North America and Africa and built market-leading digital payments, classifieds, content, eCommerce and digital marketing companies from scratch.  
Sven 
Fischer
Banking and Fintech, Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation, Technology development Europe, South-East Asia I am currently a senior program manager at UOB Bank in Singapore. Prior to that, I have worked at banks and technology companies in both the Netherlands and Italy. My experience in banking is both on Technology side as well as Business side, with a focus on digital banking strategy and implementation. I can help both in strategy formulation, and more importantly, making the strategy actionable and implementable.  
Paul 
Choo
Fintech, Internet, B2C, mobile technology, outsourcing service providers China, Singapore, South-East Asia With more than 18 years experience in venture capital and funds investment, I am currently heading an Asian-based family office, responsible for asset allocation and all private equity investment activities. Before returning to Singapore, I was running the investment office for Investor Growth Capital Asia (technology investment group of Investor AB) in Beijing for more than 8 years and responsible for all technology investment activities in China. I am currently an advisor of GlobalTix.com, an E-ticketing solution provider. I am also on the Investment Committee of NUS Enterprise as well as a Mentor for start-ups within the NUS enterprise eco-systems.  
Ning 
Zhou
Fintech, Internet, B2C, mobile technology, outsourcing service providers/td> China, Japan, Europe Experienced in product strategy for machine learning products, particularly for e-commerce and search.  
Shayak 
Mazumder
Startup, entrepreneurship, Fund Raising, Business Strategy, Public Speaking India, Singapore, France Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor, Mentor
1. Founded India's First Cross Border Ecommerce Enabler to 60+ countries
2. Managed TV Ads production company in Mumbai
3. Owned and Ran hotels and restaurants in Goa
4. Ex Indian Navy Helicopter Operator and Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare Specialist
 
Jaz 
Chua
Strategy, Operations, Marketing Asia Pacific, Japan Develop talents and build high performance cross functional teams to deliver the objectives of senior management in innovative and effective ways in an era where change is the only constant. Key Skills:
• Sales Effectiveness/ Sales Compensation/Marketing Strategy and Operations
• Strategic Planning/Organizational Design
• Organizational Change/Change Management/Innovation/Communication
• Talent Acquisition/Performance Management/Succession Planning