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23 Nov 2020 - 25 Dec 2020 | Flagship Event

This Can Happen Global Conference

Empowering Workplace Mental Health

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Description

With 40+ sessions featuring a staggering 139 speakers and attracting some 1,850 online delegates, this 3-day event truly earned its reputation as the leading workplace mental health conference and Community Business was honoured to be the exclusive Asia partner. If your company is committed to addressing the mental health of your employees, you will not want to miss the outstanding programme of content – available to view on-demand until 25 December. Get in touch with us for invoicing options and to access the global programme now!


In 2020, Community Business is honoured to be the exclusive Asia partner of This Can Happen.

This Can Happen is a leading workplace mental health conference that is now reaching an international audience through an exciting 3–day online event. This award-winning event has been recognised for its outstanding content, with every expert speaker imparting practical, actionable solutions and the online event will continue to do just that. The agenda will offer valuable insights into everyday issues that affect workplace mental health, including a focus on the effect of the global pandemic.

“When we compiled our research into mental health in the workplace in Asia back in 2018, few companies were ready to talk about mental health – it was widely seen as a taboo subject.  With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the requirement to work from home and socially distance, we have seen that context shift dramatically. Acutely aware of the unprecedented pressures on employees, there has been an outpouring of messages from CEOs and senior leaders, expressing concern about the wellbeing of their employees. As a result, discussion of mental health has been fast-tracked up the corporate agenda.  We are privileged to be partnering with This Can Happen to bring the leading mental health workplace conference to our audiences in Asia and are committed to working with senior leadership and their teams in the region to address this critical subject in the workplace.” 

 - Peter Sargant, CEO Community Business

Global Three Day Event with a Curated Programme for Asia 

This global event comprises three live conference days full of engaging, interactive content. Community Business is working in partnership to produce local content for our audiences in Asia. Through panels, keynotes, interviews, experiential sessions and virtual exhibition, delegates will have the opportunity to network, ask questions, chat to speakers and meet specialist companies to find solutions to take back into their businesses.

 

Advisory Editorial Board - Asia

Suggesting and helping create the framework and content of the conference agenda, the Advisory Editorial Board contributes on the topics and issues that will allow delegations to leave motivated and better-armed. The Advisory Editorial Board features specialists from the Asia region to ensure the content is relevant to our market. 

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Target Audiences

We encourage staff from across the breadth of the company to attend particularly those supporting delivery of organisational mental health strategies to attend, including:

  • Senior D&I, HR, Wellbeing and Rewards Directors and Managers
  • Senior C-Suite Executives including CEOs and Board Directors of large international companies.

 

Register NOW!

If you are paying by Visa or Mastercard you can purchase tickets directly through our website using the link below. If you prefer us to issue an invoice to collect payment, or you have any other questions regarding the event, please be in touch with Kate Vernon

  • 1 Ticket: US$325
  • 5 Tickets: US$1,625
  • 10 Tickets: US$3,250

Community Business is delighted to offer specific discounts for our existing members: 

  • DIAN and DIAN India members are entitled to a 10% discount on tickets (applied automatically when purchasing on the website)
  • Asia Employee Wellbeing Link subscribers are entitled to a 5% discount. (Discount code needed, please contact Kate Vernon for access). 

 

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Event Speakers

  • Alisha Fernando

    Alisha Fernando

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    Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg
  • Amber Alam

    Amber Alam

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    Director EAP & Wellness Services APAC, Optum
  • Apurva Asrani

    Apurva Asrani

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    Filmmaker
  • Deepak Kashyap

    Deepak Kashyap

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    Director Corporate Wellness and Diversity, Toronto Mindfulness Centre
  • Emiley Yeow

    Emiley Yeow

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    Chief Operating Officer, Allen & Overy
  • Enoch Li

    Enoch Li

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    Founder, BEARAPY
  • Gian Power

    Gian Power

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    CEO, TLC Lions
  • Gilbert Li

    Gilbert Li

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    Partner, Linklaters
  • Hannah McLeod

    Hannah McLeod

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    Head of Marketing and Strategy, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong
  • Jan Meurer

    Jan Meurer

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    President of Southeast Asia | Johnson & Johnson
  • Jaya Virwani

    Jaya Virwani

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    Ethics and D&I Leader | EY
  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director at Community Business
  • Katie Potter

    Katie Potter

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    Head of Wellness - APAC, Goldman Sachs
  • Lai Chun Wong

    Lai Chun Wong

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    Former Senior Assistant Director | Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
  • Lyn R. Lee

    Lyn R. Lee

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    Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Manoj Chandran

    Manoj Chandran

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    CEO, White Swan Foundation
  • Mark Berelowitz

    Mark Berelowitz

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    Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital
  • Mathew Hyde

    Mathew Hyde

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    Supervisors Support Line, BHP
  • Mellener Anne Coelho

    Mellener Anne Coelho

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    Vice President & India Head- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Northern Trust
  • Michael Chan

    Michael Chan

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    Programme Manager, Responsible Business at Community Business
  • Dr. Michael Eason

    Dr. Michael Eason

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    Chartered Psychologist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Lifespan Counselling Central Limited
  • Minal Mahtani

    Minal Mahtani

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    CEO and Founder | OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong
  • Nathan Khan

    Nathan Khan

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    Head of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong
  • Odile Thiang

    Odile Thiang

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    Anti-Stigma Projects Coordinator | Mind Hong Kong
  • Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

    Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

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    Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • Peter Sargant

    Peter Sargant

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    CEO, Community Business
  • Dr. Prabha S Chandra

    Dr. Prabha S Chandra

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    Professor of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
  • Prakash Mallya

    Prakash Mallya

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    Vice President and Managing Director, Intel India
  • Sakshi Kumar

    Sakshi Kumar

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    Programme & Content Manager, DIAN at Community Business
  • Serena Quay

    Serena Quay

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    Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura
  • Sky Siu

    Sky Siu

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    Executive Director at KELY Support Group
  • Suzanne Price

    Suzanne Price

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    Representative Director | Price Global
  •  Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

    Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

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    Advisor, True Corporations
  • Vasu Primlani

    Vasu Primlani

    Comedian
  • Vickie Skorji

    Vickie Skorji

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    Director, TELL Lifeline
  • Vieshaka L Dutta

    Vieshaka L Dutta

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    Director Inclusion and Diversity | Publicis Sapient
  • Vivian Tsoi

    Vivian Tsoi

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    Partner, White & Case China

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg

Alisha Fernando

Based in Hong Kong, Alisha Fernando is responsible for driving Bloomberg's diversity and inclusion strategy across the Asia Pacific region, with a strong focus on implementation of programs and initiatives supporting Bloomberg's enterprise wide D&I goals, which has won them an award from Human Resources Online for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion.
She previously spent most of her career at the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), where she served as the firm's Inclusion Program Manager.
Under her leadership, ANZ won the 2017 Business Inclusion award from the Migration Council of Australia for the expanded refugee work placement program. She was also a recipient of a full scholarship to the Victorian Government's 2018 Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women's Leadership Program.

Director EAP & Wellness Services APAC, Optum

Amber Alam

Amber Alam heads Optum’s EAP and Wellness Services delivery for APAC region. Amber has 17+ years of experience in Healthcare, IT/ ITES, Institutional sales, Operations and Corporate Health & Wellness industry. Amber represents India as a Board Member at the Asia Pacific Employee Assistance Roundtable www.apear.org. He is also associated with Arogya World https://arogyaworld.org (As a pro bono consultant) and serves as a member on their Advisory board, promoting Workplace Mental Health in the Indian subcontinent. He has presented at various International forums such as the EAPA Conference, MAXIS GBN, APITT forum and APEAR conferences.

Filmmaker

Apurva Asrani

Apurva Asrani is a National Award & Filmfare Award winning film editor & a Screen Award winning screenwriter, known for writing the acclaimed film 'Aligarh' & for co-writing & editing 'Shahid'. He is also the editor of 'Satya', 'Chhal', 'Om Jai Jagadish', 'Citylights', 'Simran' & 'Made in Heaven'. Apurva is also the director of 'Tera Mera Pyar', the superhit music videos for Sony Music, that launched actress Nimrat Kaur. His upcoming work as a writer is the drama series 'Criminal Justice 2' on Hotstar. He will be debuting as a Director with 'Cardmaster', which he has also written.

Director Corporate Wellness and Diversity, Toronto Mindfulness Centre

Deepak Kashyap

Deepak Kashyap (He/Him) is a counselling therapist and life skills, trainer. With an extensive, experience in corporate wellness and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He provides emotional and mental health services in person and online for over 10 years. He holds a master’s degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, UK. He has been formally trained in advanced programs in REBT and CBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and attended the MBCT summer school program at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the University of Oxford, England. He has conducted workshops in India, Dubai, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada on various emotional wellbeing projects. He is India's first openly gay television co-host.

Chief Operating Officer, Allen & Overy

Emiley Yeow

Emiley has had over 20 years experience in the legal industry. She is tri-qualified in Singapore, England & Wales and California, USA. As a practitioner, Emiley has had experience in commercial litigation and securities law in Singapore and the US. In the wider legal industry, Emiley has had experience in HR/talent acquisition, finance and operations in Singapore and the UK. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Singapore office of Allen & Overy and concurrently co-Heads the HR function in Asia Pacific. She is passionate about nurturing talent and looking after staff wellbeing. Emiley is also one of the Mental Health Advocates for A&O in Asia Pacific.

Founder, BEARAPY

Enoch Li

Enoch is a social entrepreneur and Founder of BEARAPY – a B2B social enterprise that provides mental wellbeing consulting and training to prevent workplace burnout and strengthen employee wellbeing in creative ways. With lived experience in burnout and clinical depression, Enoch brings an empathetic and personal touch to all her work. She has helped tens of thousands of people through Bearapy, her writing, and speaking. Her latest book, Stress in the City, shares her personal journey, discusses some fun ways to cope with depression, and how adults and parents can be playful. Her work is widely recognized in the society: she was awarded the Social Contributor of the Year 2018 Award by the International Professional Women's Society in China, and the Speaking Out Award by Mind HK. Enoch is also a Leadership Consultant on group dynamics at INSEAD business school and is on the China Representative of the Global Mental Health Peer Network. Previously, Enoch worked in managerial roles in the banking & finance sector.

CEO, TLC Lions

Gian Power

Gian Power set up his first business aged 13 and later worked at Deutsche Bank and PwC and witnessed first-hand some of the wellbeing & inclusion issues that need to be tackled in the corporate world. In 2015 aged 23, an unexpected family tragedy changed Gian’s life forever. Whilst working in the city, Gian found out his father had been murdered. When returning back to work, Gian saw the power of being able to share his emotions and being his full self at work. Recognising that everyone has a story, he wanted to encourage others to share and saw the power of storytelling.

His experiences and inner resilience sparked his passion for prioritising wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. Gian is the founder of TLC Lions and The Unwind Experience and is passionate about igniting emotion in the workplace, encouraging others to share and be themselves at work.

Gian’s work has been featured globally and reached over 53 countries and now supports over 65 companies including Amazon, EY, GSK, Sony Pictures and many more. Back in the UK, Gian is supported by Westminster and hosts his own round tables in the House of Lords to further the agenda alongside the UK Government - stressing the importance of inclusion and wellbeing in the work place.

Partner, Linklaters

Gilbert Li

Gilbert specialises in cross-border M&A transactions and is a senior member of our dedicated retail sector team. He is recognised as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers & Partners. He is also listed in “The A-List: China’s Elite Lawyers” by China Business Law Journal. He has also recently been invited to share his insights at “Asia Business Conference 2020: Asia in Action” organised by the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Board of the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong.

Head of Marketing and Strategy, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong

Hannah McLeod

Hannah is the Head of Marketing and Strategy at the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong. She is a public relations, digital strategy and coaching graduate with over fifteen years’ experience working for agencies, in-house and not-for-profits spanning London, Sydney and Hong Kong. Her most recent experience has been in the diversity & inclusion and employee wellbeing field in Asia.

President of Southeast Asia | Johnson & Johnson

Jan Meurer

Jan Meurer is the President, J&J Southeast Asia (SEA). He is responsible for the entire J&J footprint in Southeast Asia, covering our Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Consumer Health and Vision Care businesses.

Immediately prior to his appointment as President of J&J in SEA, Jan was the Area Managing Director of J&J’s Central Europe Consumer Health business. Known for his strategic leadership and commitment to patients and consumers, Jan was a board member of several industry and trade associations in Europe and Globally that shaped health and industry policies.

From 1998 to 2015, Jan held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities in Procter & Gamble. He is an experienced and diverse leader who has successfully managed highly complex markets in Europe, US and Latin America.

Jan graduated with a master’s degree in business from University of Passau, Germany and studied on a Rotary Scholarship at Valdosta State University, USA. Apart from his German native tongue, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Jan is an active sportsman and lives in Singapore with his family.

Ethics and D&I Leader | EY

Jaya Virwani

Jaya Virwani heads the Ethics office and the Diversity and Inclusiveness (D&I) strategy for EY’s Global Delivery Services . In her role as the D&I Leader, she focuses on initiatives that promote cross-cultural teaming and inclusive leadership, eliminate unconscious biases, and create an ecosystem that supports gender equity in senior leadership positions. Jaya heads the Ethics office and drives consistent behavior of the highest ethical standards across EY Global Delivery Services. Jaya is also the Chairperson for the Internal Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) at Global Delivery Services.

Executive Director at Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Executive Director at Community Business. Since 2005, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, driving its strategy forward and establishing its position as a leader in advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.

Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.

Head of Wellness - APAC, Goldman Sachs

Katie Potter

Katie is Head of Wellness for APAC for Goldman Sachs. She has over 10 years of experience in the corporate benefits and wellness industry, starting as a consultant in London and moving to Hong Kong 6 years ago. Her previous roles included healthcare consulting, brokerage and implementation from an EMEA and APAC perspective. She joined Goldman Sachs in APAC in November 2017 with a particular focus on health and wellness. She is passionate about resilience and mental wellbeing and how this relates to overall workplace wellbeing.

Former Senior Assistant Director | Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)

Lai Chun Wong

WONG LAI CHUN (MSc, BA, DIP TM, Cert Counselling) was the Senior Assistant Director of Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) – a 24 hour hotline suicide prevention centre and the author of the book published in 2019 – ‘Do I Matter’. She is also a Certified Behavioural Consultant and Life Coach. (Institute of Motivational Living Inc (USA) American University of NLP)
She also has many years of corporate experience training locally and internationally in service and building service cultures as a service consultant/trainer in local and international organisations. Her clients included organisations from Dubai, Mauritius, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and ASEAN countries.

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Royal Dutch Shell

Lyn R. Lee

Lyn Lee is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Royal Dutch Shell. Lyn is passionate and committed to driving workplace inclusion, and champions the organisation’s D&I priorities on accelerating the progress of gender balance in senior leadership and STEM roles, ethnicity & local national representation, enablement for People with Disabilities, different sexual orientation (LGBT+), and promoting Care and de-stigmatising Mental Illness. She represents Shell as a company which embraces a diverse global workforce through building a strong culture of inclusion, respect and high-performance.

CEO, White Swan Foundation

Manoj Chandran

Manoj Chandran is the founding CEO of White Swan Foundation for Mental Health, a non-profit organisation incorporated with the mission to deliver knowledge services for mental health and wellbeing.
Founded in 2014, White Swan Foundation has developed India’s largest knowledge repository on mental health for the public at http://www.whiteswanfoundation.org. White Swan Foundation runs several community outreach and mass communication programs to educate people on mental health and wellbeing.
Manoj has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of areas that include journalism, communications, marketing, strategy and leadership.
Earlier, Manoj served as a Leadership Group Member of Ashoka Innovators for the Public.

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital

Mark Berelowitz

Mark is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He has become ever more committed to proactive work on the wellbeing of young people and adults, and to trying to identify a range of wellbeing options, with a view to reducing the need for people to seek complex professional interventions. This works best if it is embedded, and not seen as an extra. The ideal places to do this are in schools and workplaces.

Supervisors Support Line, BHP

Mathew Hyde

Mat has been working for BHP since 2011, and has played an important role in the development and deployment of health programs that are making a very real difference to the wellbeing of their people and the culture of care within the company. He has helped build an environment in which employees feel supported, can cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and be able to make a contribution to their community.

Vice President & India Head- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Northern Trust

Mellener Anne Coelho

Mellener is an award winning Inclusion Strategist with a focus on creating cultures where people can bring their passion and whole self to work.

She is often invited to speak at external conferences including the 2018 UN Women Gender Focal Point Meeting in Geneva. She is currently on the Task Force for implementing the THIS IS ME campaign in India

She is as an expert panelist for the 2021 Review of the Global D&I Benchmarks by the Centre for Global Talent and Inclusion, NYC USA. As a passionate ally for women in leadership Mellener is a mentor for the 2020 LEAD LIKE A GIRL Global Fellowship Program run by Shenomics.

Mellener is honored to be a Global D&I Advisory Board Member for the Future Talent Council.

Programme Manager, Responsible Business at Community Business

Michael Chan

Michael is Programme Manager, Responsible Business, based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for contributing to the development and execution of programmes and strategy for the Responsible Business Team.

Prior to joining Community Business, Michael worked at an NGO in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for managing a programme that supports people living with HIV across their life span through individual counselling services, as well as the organisation of support groups and life quality enhancement activities. 

Michael is also a behavioural researcher who is interested in utilising behavioural science to enhance the physical and psychological wellbeing of individuals. He has received a poster award from the Hong Kong Psychological Society for his research on preference for solitude and regulation of emotion.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michael holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Psychology. He is native in Cantonese and fluent in English and Mandarin.

Chartered Psychologist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Lifespan Counselling Central Limited

Dr. Michael Eason

Dr. Michael Eason has more than 15 years clinical experience and holds both Master and Doctorate level degrees in Psychology, along with an advanced Specialist degree in the field of Guidance and Counseling. He is a Chartered Psychologist by the British Psychological Society. Additionally, he is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the United States. Since moving abroad in 2013, Dr. Eason is a Registered Counsellor in Hong Kong and holds membership in the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. Currently, he is Clinical Director and Co-Founder at Lifespan Counselling Central, Hong Kong, where he specializes in LGBTQ+ clients and the treatment of substance abuse/addiction/compulsive behaviours.

CEO and Founder | OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong

Minal Mahtani

Minal Mahtani is the CEO and Founder of OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong, a registered charity (91/16212) dedicated to supporting, educating, counselling and being a resource to adults and teenagers who are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. Minal has received training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy and possesses degrees in Psychology and Education. She runs monthly support groups and conducts mental health workshops in a variety of settings including health clinics, schools, corporates and to disadvantaged/minority communities. Minal is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Stress Management Yoga teacher. She is dedicated to mental health advocacy. OCDAHK is a global partner of the International OCD Foundation (USA).

Head of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong

Nathan Khan

Nathan Khan drives LinkedIn's business growth for Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has spent the last 5 years working with all ranges of companies, helping them leverage LinkedIn for better business success and optimisation. Nathan has spent over 10 years working within the talent sector and is a passionate believer of open-networking and empowering people to be the best version of themselves. He is passionate about the future of work and looks to bring people together through the vision of LinkedIn.

Anti-Stigma Projects Coordinator | Mind Hong Kong

Odile Thiang

Odile completed her Nursing education at the University of Toronto. She is Paediatric Advanced Practice Nurse with over ten years of experience. In Toronto she lead the improvement of mental health care in the Emergency Room at Sick Kids Hospital, as well as working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. In Hong Kong Odile has focused on mental health and education. At Mind HK Odile is a clinical advisor, trainer and the Anti-Stigma lead, focusing on mental health awareness and stigma. Odile is also a teaching fellow at the HK PolyU, School of Nursing. Finally, she works with the Child Development Team supporting a collaborative approach to care. Odile’s extensive experience has allowed her to cultivate expertise in child and adolescent development and mental health.

Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

Paul is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. He has been involving in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include youth social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of educational and psychological interventions, youth positive development of local and non-Chinese young people, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. His main research theme aims to promote social inclusion in our society and has published about 90 academic articles and book chapters. He is also Fellows of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.

CEO, Community Business

Peter Sargant

Peter Sargant is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices. 

Peter joined Community Business following a short career break, prior to which he was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank. Throughout his career, Peter has been a dedicated diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocate and a champion for minority groups. As a founding member of Standard Chartered Bank’s D&I Council in Hong Kong, Peter was instrumental in establishing the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum. Peter has had a long association with Community Business, participating in the Community Business Leadership Team (later known as the Responsible Business Network), the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) and the Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards, since their inception, and has become a recognised speaker and advisor on D&I issues within the workforce. 

Peter worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 23 years, across the consumer, wholesale and investment banking businesses in Asia, with his final role as Executive Director, Employee Banking Sales, Corporate Partnerships, within Group Retail Banking. Peter was born in the United Kingdom, but has been a Hong Kong resident since 1997.

Professor of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

Dr. Prabha S Chandra

Dr. Prabha S Chandra, MD, FRCPE, FRCPsych, FAMS is Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. She works in the areas of Women’s Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Palliative Care.

She has been a PI for 14 Research Grants and editor of 5 books. Her research papers have been cited 5,700 times.

Important Positions - President Elect, International Association of Women’s Mental Health, Temporary Advisor, WHO and UNAIDS, Member of Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Health Mission, Government of India and Member, Task Force on Suicide prevention in higher educational universities.

Received several international and national honours and a speaker at international conferences.

Vice President and Managing Director, Intel India

Prakash Mallya

Prakash Mallya is Vice President & Managing Director of the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group of Intel India. A 20-year veteran of the company, Prakash joined Intel in 2000 as Business Development Manager, responsible for the Financial Services segment in India. Over the years, he has held several regional roles including leading Intel’s Asia Pacific strategy to win in the Manufacturing and Oil & Gas verticals, as well as managing strategic global customer and partner relationships. Prior to this he was the Director for Intel Asia’s Data Center Group and managed the region’s data center strategy for cloud service providers, communications service providers, enterprise and government infrastructure, spanning server, storage, and network solutions.

Programme & Content Manager, DIAN at Community Business

Sakshi Kumar

Sakshi is Programme and Content Manager, DIAN, based in Hong Kong. She is mainly responsible for developing, designing and delivering content-rich and engaging meetings for DIAN.

Sakshi has been working in the not-for-profit sector throughout her career.  It has greatly influenced her interest in advocating for inclusion and promoting representation of diverse groups and interests. Prior to joining Community Business, Sakshi worked as Programme Coordinator at a local NGO, overseeing the planning, budget management, stakeholder engagement and process improvement of projects.  She was also responsible for developing training modules covering mental wellness, self-awareness for youth participants, teachers and parents. On a personal level, she offers her skills as a counsellor at another local NGO, mainly helping the adult population experiencing acute stress-related anxiety and transition challenges.

Graduated from Monash University, Sakshi holds a Master degree of Arts in Counselling.  She is fluent in English.

Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

Serena Quay

Serena is Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura where she works on creating an inclusive, safe place to work. She graduated from Yale-NUS College with a major in Anthropology, and spent her college life working on improving mental health resources on college campuses and leading the College's organization for gender, sexuality and intersectional feminism, amongst other things. Previously, she was Yale-NUS' first NASPA Undergraduate Fellow where she researched third-culture student identity their experience in higher education. She has previously spoken on panels relating to mental health with CHAT, AWARE, and more with a mission to destigmatise mental illness in Asia.

Executive Director at KELY Support Group

Sky Siu

Sky has been with KELY Support Group (KELY) since 2011 and was appointed as the organization’s Executive Director in April 2015. Having spent 16 years growing up in Ghana, West Africa, she experienced first-hand the challenges that poverty, lack of access to education and health can have on a young person’s development.

With a background in Public Health practice and a passionate vision to see youth thrive regardless of their environment, Sky has worked in adolescent health research and local and international community development projects, including those related to girls’ empowerment and education in developing South Asian nations. In 2005, Sky co-founded a support network in Hong Kong for ethnically Chinese third culture teens.

Representative Director | Price Global

Suzanne Price

Suzanne Price, representative director of Price Global, is a Consultant and Coach, with expertise in Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Psychological Wellness and Emotional Intelligence.

Suzanne’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 multinational companies across industries. Some have won awards for her initiatives. Suzanne transitioned from clinical practice in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychotherapy to APAC Head, D&I for UBS Securities and retained consultant for Diversity and Wellness at Goldman Sachs. Suzanne is known for, creative drama-based live and video content to advance the conversation on DEI and Psychological Wellness.

In 2015 and 2016, Suzanne was recognised by The Economist as one of the 'Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants’.

Advisor, True Corporations

Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin

Dr Tee Jareonsettasin is a UK-trained consultant child psychiatrist and a former Minister of Education Thailand. He is a Gusi Peace Prize laureate for his outstanding public service in education. He is the psychiatrist who has interviewed and learnt from the Thai boys trapped in the cave in northern Thailand about their mental health and resilience.

Comedian

Vasu Primlani

Director, TELL Lifeline

Vickie Skorji

Vickie Skorji completed her Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences with honours from La Trobe University, Australia in 1995, and a Masters in Counseling from Monash University in Australia, with specialist training in neuropsychology. Prior to moving to Hong Kong & Tokyo, she managed an Acquired Brain Injury Support Service in Australia, supporting families and individuals with a variety of neurological conditions and published a resource book for carers of people with neurological conditions or Acquired Brain Injury. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in Japan with TELL a mental health NPO developing a range of suicide prevention, mental health, and psychological first aid programs to address the countries high suicide rates and mental health stigma.

Director Inclusion and Diversity | Publicis Sapient

Vieshaka L Dutta

Vieshaka L Dutta is a senior HR professional and leads Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) for India at Publicis Sapient. She has been associated with strategic HR efforts, Culture and Diversity and Inclusion for over 14 years. She is passionate about building community support groups and manages large networks focused on support for women and mothers and single parents. She also mentors organisations and institutions on their I&D journey and manages networks of professionals. She is a strong ally for LGBT+ support movement in India and supports advocacy for the community at workplaces.

Partner, White & Case China

Vivian Tsoi

Vivian Tsoi advises multinational corporations on their operations and activities in China and China-based clients on strategies for entering overseas markets.

Recognized by professional directories as a leading practitioner in her field, Vivian's reputation is based on her significant track record, supporting clients with major mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions across the globe.

Drawing on her deep insight into the market environment in China with her international deal-making experience, Vivian steers clients through complex, cross-border transactions to help them achieve their expansion objectives.

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