MEET THE SPEAKER: KARTHIK SIVA
A Global Mentor For Over 3,000 Businesses
Karthik Siva is a highly acclaimed and respected international strategy consultant, nation branding expert, author, speaker and leadership mentor to CEOs and entrepreneurs. He is the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneur Xchange, a global platform that was created to empower, equip and educate entrepreneurs with a view to enhancing their capabilities to become future-ready and globally competitive.
Global Entrepreneur Xchange is an independent and private coalition of entrepreneurs set up to enable businesses to scale, globalise, innovate and transform. Karthik Siva is also the founding Chairman of Global Brand Forum, Asia’s most influential Forum for brands, business and leadership, described by BBC as the “Davos of Branding” and by Straits Times Singapore as the “World Cup of Branding”.
After obtaining his Masters in Business Administration from India, Karthik has spent more than 30 years in senior leadership positions advising Governments, regulators, blue-chip global brands, multinational corporations, regional businesses, NGOs and SMEs across the Asia Pacific, the US and the UK. Karthik has personally mentored more than 1,000 CEOs and Start-Ups. He has also personally interviewed 70 billionaires to put together the world’s first in-depth study on billionaire habits and attitudes. He currently advises, mentors and enables business leaders, corporations and SMEs to globalise and scale their businesses through strategy, innovation, branding and leadership development.
Karthik is a highly sought after keynote speaker and expert trainer in international and regional forums. Karthik’s leadership and expertise has been recognised and commended by several CEOs and entrepreneurs including Nobel prize winner and former Vice President of the United States – Al Gore.
Karthik is also the author of Tool Tips & Thoughts for Entrepreneurs, SPARK, How to Present and Persuade with Power?, and Startup Secret.
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MEET THE SPEAKER: URI LEVINE
The founder of Waze, founder of FeeX and half a dozen start-ups
Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur and mentor to young entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of Waze, one of the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation apps, which was acquired by Google in June 2013 for the outstanding sum of USD1.1 billion.
Levine is the co-founder and board member in half a dozen start-ups. His focus after Waze' exit is on doing good AND doing well, bringing value to consumers, solving real problems in the areas of drivers and transportation, money thrown to the garbage (sharing economy) and inefficiencies in large markets (a lot of money left on the table).
Levine is co-founder, active chairman and first investor at FeeX (www.feex.com), a start-up that helps find and reduce hidden fees on financial services and addresses a problem in the size of USD600 billion in the US alone.
He is Chairman and investor at: Zeek, Engie, FairFly, FeeX and board member at Moovit and Roomer.
Uri has been in the high-tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the start-up scene, and has seen everything ranging from failure, middle success and extreme success. Thanks to his long and proven experience, Uri is able to deliver highly engaging keynotes to young entrepreneurs and companies and offer them a cookbook, a recipe for success.