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Kook-jin Moon

Envisioning Peace and Prosperity in Northeast Asia

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Universal Peace Foundation (UPF), an NGO in special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, organized an International Leadership Conference (ILC) on the theme – Interfaith Harmony & Global Cooperation, in Seoul, Korea, which was held from January 21st to the 25th of this year.

andy with kierk

Q&A with Andy Lopata

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

\Andy Lopata, a London native, was educated at The University of Birmingham. The Financial Times calls this London-based author ( one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists. The coauthor of two books on networking, Andy’s third title is, Recommended: How to Sell Through Networking and Referrals.

Prakash at reception

Growing India-Korea Ties

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report was able to meet with Vishnu Prakash, the new Ambassador of India to South Korea, in his residence in Seoul earlier this month.

marco tellerini

Q&A with ABB Korea's Executive Vice President

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Marco Tellarini is Executive Vice President of the South Korea branch of the ABB Group, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate operating worldwide that is a leader in power and automation technologies for electrical utility and industry applications.

Alan Timblick

Director of Seoul Global Center

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The Seoul Global Center was opened four years ago. How has your center done so far?

Lars Danielsson

Sweden and Korea Have Much To Share With Each Other

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Diplomat Lars Danielsson, newly appointed Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul, brings tremendous experience and knowledge to Korea’s political culture. Prior to his current position, Danielsson served as State Secretary and Ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden. In 2008, he was appointed Sweden’s Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau.

jerome delli priscoli

Q&A with Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli works at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources and is Editor in Chief of the journal Water Policy. He is a world leader in conflict management, water resources and security. He answered questions during a conference in Seoul organized by the Global Green Growth Institute where he spoke on climate change in the Asia-Pacific.

Jeffrey Schott

Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Schott

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey J. Schott, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, focuses on international trade and economic sanctions. A former US treasury department official, he advises the US Special Trade Representative and the State Department on trade, environment, and international economic policy, and is the author, co-author or editor of numerous books on these topics.

jack covert

Must Read to Succeed: Jack Covert on the 100 Best Business Books

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

In 1984, the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops hired Jack Covert to promote business and computer books to the Milwaukee business community. He grew that 3-shelf business section into a US$7 million specialty business book retailer, 800-CEO-READ, and won a reputation in the competitive world of business-book publishing.

jd whitney

Q&A with J.D. Whitney

Friday, November 18th, 2011

J.D. Whitney is a native of the USA. Starting out as a music teacher, he then spent 10 years in non-profit management, including 3 years in Kenya. He is co-owner and COO of micMAC Global Solutions (, headquartered in Qingdao, China. Their programs are based on his MBA in International Development and global travels training people in language acquisition and cultural transition. J.D.

tan yinglan

Q&A with Tan Yinglan

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Tan Yinglan was educated at Harvard, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. He is a Kauffman Fellow at the Center of Venture Education, and serves on the boards of innovative growth ventures and venture capital funds in Asia. Yinglan was the first director of 3i Venturelab China, a joint-venture between private equity firm 3i and INSEAD.

erika andersen

Tips on Career Strategies

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus International (, a consulting and training firm that helps client organizations clarify and achieve their envisioned future. She coaches and advises the senior executives of leading companies including GE, Time Warner Cable, Madison Square Garden, and NBC Universal.

peter j. leitgeb

At the helm of The Claridges Hotels & Resorts — India

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Life just goes on and with absolutely no regrets for this man with continental experiences. Mr. Peter Leitgeb currently serving as the president and CEO of Claridges Hotels & Resorts has 30 years experience in the hospitality industry. He comes with a diverse experience of holding senior management positions with some of the leading global hospitality brands.

shahriar broumand

Q&A with Shahriar Broumand

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Belgian-American Shahriar Broumand has an MBA and MIS from Switzerland’s European University. From 1999 to 2007 he helped build FreeMarkets in EMEA and Ariba’s BPO business in the US. He then moved to Edinburgh to advise RBS on supply chain risk from 2009 to 2010. Today, Shahriar is Managing Partner of BrainNet Supply Management Group ( in North America, the number one supply chain and procurement firm.

Dilip Sundaram

Q&A with Dilip Sundaram

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Dilip Sundaram joined the Mahindra Group as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Strategic Development in 2010, and was promoted to Co-Receiver of Ssangyong Motor Company in January 2011. In March 2011, he was made Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ssangyong Motor Company in which capacity he currently serves. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E.

Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada

Mexico Looks to Lead Southern Shift to Green Energy

Monday, October 24th, 2011

On September 5, 2011, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, minister of environment and natural resources of Mexico, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mr. Richard Samans, executive director of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

In-ho Seo

In-Ho Seo - CEO of Daeyoon Scale Industrial Co, Ltd.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Can you explain to us the products your company produces and its significance in the industry?

SIECOM mainly produces industrial measuring equipment, such as chloride-meters, concrete aerometers, and unit measurement devices. We also produce filed installation purpose water quality analysis instruments - Ph measuring instruments, dissolved oxygen meters, and suspended solid densitometers. These are our main products.

Anita Arjundas

Q&A with Ms. Anita Arjundas CEO & MD – Mahindra Lifespaces & Director Mahindra World City

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Anita Arjundas joined Mahindra Group as Vice President of Marketing for Mahindra World City, Chennai in October 2002 and was promoted as its Chief Operating Officer in June 2006. In July 2007 she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. In April 2009 she was promoted as the president and CEO of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL).

Cho Cheong Yeon

Q&A with Cho Chung Yeon of City Evening Daily

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Free newspaper in Korea may have a short history, but according to the recent report 2010 Newspaper Advertisement Readership Score published by Korea Press Foundation, free newspaper in Korea has one of the highest editorial readership scores and advertisement attention rates compared to other papers, including national dailies and finance newspapers in Korea.

Laurence Brahm

Understanding Chinese Negotiation

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Laurence Brahm ( is a member of the United Nations Theme Group on Poverty and Inequality, a global activist, international mediator, lawyer, economist and author. He leads the way in advocating a fresh development paradigm -- The Himalayan Consensus - an innovative approach to development (see


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