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21-22 APRIL 2021

The first ever EXB Asia Summit

Our vision is to mark the first step towards eSports business summit that brings various stakeholders together, driving the eSports ecosystem further and enlighten non-endemic brands in the eSports sphere.

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Speakers

Carlos Alimurung

Carlos
Alimurung

CEO
ONE eSports
Carlos is currently the CEO of ONE eSports, the eSports business of ONE Championship, Asia's largest global sports media property. He is the former Chief Business Officer of Battlefy, the world's largest open esports competition platform.

Carlos
Alimurung

CEO
ONE eSports
Andrew Manugian

Andrew
Manugian

Head of Gaming Operations
Tencent Thailand
Andrew currently serves as the head of games for Tencent Thailand, responsible for eSports, community, marketing, and other publishing activities of PUBG MOBILE and other games in the region. He has been working in Bangkok publishing video games for the past five years.

Andrew
Manugian

Head of Gaming Operations
Tencent Thailand
Haruki Satomi

Haruki
Satomi

President and Group CEO
SEGA SAMMY Holdings Inc.
Haruki Satomi joined KOKUSAI Securities Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.), was in charge of IPO consulting. Then he worked for Phoenix Capital Co., Ltd., a private equity firm in Tokyo. From there, he joined Sammy Corporation, which was founded by his father in 1975, then joined SEGA Co. In 2005, he became a Vice President of Digital Business for SEGA of America Inc. where he built up its Digital Distribution Business in San Francisco. After the graduation of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (MBA) and returning to Tokyo in 2012, he was appointed as CEO of Sammy Networks Co., Ltd., SEGA Networks Co., Ltd.(now SEGA Co.), and SEGA Games Co., Ltd. (now SEGA Co.). He also served as a non-executive board member of Sanrio Co., Ltd. for two years. Currently, Satomi is President & Group CEO of SEGA SAMMY Holdings Inc., Chairman & CEO of SEGA Co., and President & CEO of Sammy Corporation.

Haruki
Satomi

President and Group CEO
SEGA SAMMY Holdings Inc.
Lance Quek

Lance
Quek

Founding Managing Partner
Gamerforce Ventures
Lance is no stranger to the world of startups and entrepreneurship. Having parents who were both entrepreneurs, he started his first business in IT systems integration and cloud computing in 2011. This company was eventually sold to a company in the US for an undisclosed sum in the millions. He has also been an active angel investor, having invested more than $1,000,000 of his own money in startups across multiple sectors over the course of 3 years (directly and indirectly through venture funds). Currently the Founding Partner at Gamerforce Ventures, he aims to back promising founders in the esports and gaming space who have a global ambition and the grit to go through the baptism by fire he went through years ago. Lance is a graduate of the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program in Draper University.

Lance
Quek

Founding Managing Partner
Gamerforce Ventures
Koichi Saito

Koichi
Saito

Founder & General Partner
KK Fund
Koichi is the Founder and General Partner of KK Fund. He is responsible for driving the overall strategy and operations of the funds, which invest in early-stage startups across Southeast Asia.
Previously a Director at IMJ Investment Partners and responsible for IMJ’s investment throughout Southeast Asia such iMoney, Bukalapak and Zipmatch.
Prior to IMJ, his experiences include working for a Private Equity Fund founded by George Soros where he was engaged in corporate and hotel acquisitions, an arranger at investment banking division of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley and was responsible for providing loans to SMEs in Japan at Orix Corporation.
Holds and MBA from IE Business School.

Koichi
Saito

Founder & General Partner
KK Fund
Om Kaosa-ard

Om
Kaosa-ard

COO
Infofed
Om Kaosa-ard is the Chief Operating Officer of Infofed who has a long experience in both strategic planning and execution level. With his strong passion and background in the eSports field, he served EVOS Esport as the head of Thailand Operations. ​And also, he is the former head of Talent Management, WHIM Management Thailand.

Om
Kaosa-ard

COO
Infofed
Chandra Firmanto

Chandra
Firmanto

Founder & Managing Partner
Indogen Capital
"Chandra Firmanto is an Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment banking industry. Skilled in Start-up Ventures, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management from University of Southern California. He established Indogen Capital (VC firm in Indonesia) since 2016.
Since 2004, Chandra has worked as Chairman of PT Aneka Makmur Sejahtera, in which he Managed 3500+ employees and 150+ branches across Indonesia and diverse portfolio across automotive, hospitality, and real estate sectors. Businesses include Yamaha and Dunlop distributions, hotel franchises, and housing project JVs with Ciputra Property Group. The total annual group revenue is over USD 1 billion."

Chandra
Firmanto

Founder & Managing Partner
Indogen Capital
Gabriel Benito

Gabriel
Benito

Founder and CEO
Nexplay
Gabriel Benito is the Founder and CEO of Nexplay, the leading premier eSports platform for gamers in Southeast Asia. His passion for gaming led him to develop a platform for gamers and brands to thrive in the next generation of the digital arena - eSports. His company has broken regional viewership records and surged its name to be the top eSports brand in the country in only 2 years. His drive for excellence, vision for a connected and thriving world for gamers and businesses, propels him to strive and help people with a passion to achieve more.

Gabriel
Benito

Founder and CEO
Nexplay
Kin Wai Lau

Kin Wai
Lau

Co-founder and President
ESPL
Kin Wai is a tech investor and entrepreneur with broad experience across Asia and Europe. Since founding his first company at the age of 23, he has since occupied himself with building companies across digital media, software and gaming. He was named by the media as one of the youngest Managing Directors of a publicly traded firm in Southeast Asia when he took his first company to a successful IPO at the age of 28.
For gaming and eSports, he currently serves as the Chairman of iCandy Interactive Ltd. (ASX:ICI), the first smartphone game company to go public from Southeast Asia.
More recently Kin Wai takes on a developmental role in the global eSports arena with his position as the Co-founder and President of Esports Players League (ESPL), a global eSports tournament network.
Kin Wai received his Masters degree from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Engineering degree with first class Honours from the University of Manchester. He was also a faculty member and PhD candidate at the Imperial College London.

Kin Wai
Lau

Co-founder and President
ESPL
Debbie Lee

Debbie
Lee

Founder
TechStorm
Lee is the Founder and CEO of TechStorm the world’s fastest growing 24/7 eSports, gaming and tech centric entertainment network focusing on Asia.
Bringing Asian eSports entertainment into mainstream, under her leadership TechStorm’s 24/7 media network scaled internationally across 9 countries in Asia: Indonesia, Philippines,Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Brunei across 100+ distributor platforms reaching 52 million audience at top speed of less than 22 months. She is no stranger to start up exits and an accomplished international business strategist with 15 years of deep domain business and industry expertise with responsibilities across 25 cities around the world including Southeast Asia, Indian continent, Northeast Asia.

Debbie
Lee

Founder
TechStorm
Ferdinand Gutierrez

Ferdinand
Gutierrez

Co-founder and CEO
Ampverse
Ferdi is the CEO and co-founder of Ampverse, a gaming and eSports media company operating across Southeast Asia. He serves as the business lead and heads the sales team in Thailand. With over 20 years experience building and leading companies across Southeast Asia, Ferdi has served in senior management positions in top media agencies such as Havas Media, Universal McCann, Mindshare, New Media and Neo@Ogilvy. In terms of gaming experience, he founded and exited social game development company Sandbox Global, and was the Sales and Marketing Director for Twitch in Southeast Asia.

Ferdinand
Gutierrez

Co-founder and CEO
Ampverse
Yoshimasa Nakano

Yoshimasa
Nakano

Chief Business Director
Content Business Design Center, DENTSU INC.
Yoshi Nakano is a global content business producer at Content Business Design Center of DENTSU INC. specialized in business design in entertainment market – recently focusing in eSports market. Utilizing Dentsu group’s global network and its world class advertisers, he designs business models that create wins to all party involved – often with Dentsu’s investment as well.

Yoshimasa
Nakano

Chief Business Director
Content Business Design Center, DENTSU INC.
Allan Phang

Allan
Phang

Regional Marketing & PR
Evos Esports
Allan Phang is the Regional Head of Marketing and PR at EVOS Esports, the leading esports organization in Southeast Asia. He was invited as a keynote speaker in TEDx Talks and conferences in Asia, USA, Europe, and the Middle East. EVOS Esports is the leading esports organization in Southeast Asia; and has won world championship titles; Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship (M1) 2019 and Free Fire World Cup 2019. EVOS Esports has raised a total of US$16.4M investment to-date and currently manages 160 gaming influencers exclusively and partners with over 200 esports talents, with over 350 million views per month across Southeast Asia.

Allan
Phang

Regional Marketing & PR
Evos Esports
Anne Aikman

Anne
Aikman

Senior Advisor
Global Esports Federation
Anne is a senior sports marketing executive with 25+ years’ experience in managing complex international operations and strategy for the most important global sporting organisations and events. On the corporate side, her networks and understanding of sports sponsorship have helped companies make the absolute most of their investment in sports. Anne brings a particularly strong ability to strategically ""connect-the-dots"" across her vast international network of contacts in the sports movement and leveraging her experience in key account management, business development, implementing presence marketing, VIP corporate hospitality, event operations and strategy development. Her entrepreneurial ""can-do"" approach leverages her multi-cultural upbringing and international experience, which has allowed her to work bilingually in English and French. In 2015, Anne moved to Beijing with her family and started a new chapter working alongside local sports entities to help Chinese companies become sponsors of global events and international sports properties enter the Chinese market. Anne is now also leveraging her experience in traditional sports across esports organisations and platforms.

Anne
Aikman

Senior Advisor
Global Esports Federation
Nicholas Khoo

Nicholas
Khoo

Co-founder
Yup.gg
In Nicholas’ diversified career, he has worked directly for Fortune 500 CEOs, led Asia Pacific (including China and Japan) for a consulting and services team in Visa, a media-focused private fund, and has most recently been involved with gaming and esports marketplace yup.gg as co-founder. Nicholas has also been instrumental in bringing three major esports world championships to Singapore as the co-founder of SCOGA, reaching an estimated audience of 500 million gamers globally

Nicholas
Khoo

Co-founder
Yup.gg
Fernando Loureiro

Fernando
Loureiro

Senior Manager, Global eSports
Razer
Fernando is true global marketer who believes and advocates for the power of sports and entertainment to connect people and impact lives. With over 10 years of experience leading brand strategies and integrated marketing initiatives within esports, sports and entertainment across the world, Fernando now sits at the forefront of Razer’s initiatives in the esports scene, where the company aims to build a strong foundation to shape the industry, engage the community, enable athletes and educate the wider society on its singularities, so gamers and enthusiasts of all walks of life can enjoy the game they love.

Fernando
Loureiro

Senior Manager, Global eSports
Razer
Pontus Mähler

Pontus
Mähler

Director of Business Development
Global Top Round
Pontus "Zlapped" Mahler is an ex-professional gamer who has attended and won multiple tournaments globally in Heroes of Newerth. He simultaneously ran his Twitch & Youtube and has over 40M views and 300,000 subscribers. He transitioned from a player to a CEO of an Esport company in Thailand and managed over 80 athletes and influencers. Now he's transitioned to Director of BD for Global Top Round and uses his knowledge and experience from his pro-gaming career as well as his Esport consulting for major companies to assist gaming startups grow. From game design, to finding and elaborating effective influencer marketing strategies & more, Pontus works to help the gaming industry in as many ways as possible.

Pontus
Mähler

Director of Business Development
Global Top Round
William Bao Bean

William Bao
Bean

General Partner
SOSV
William is a General Partner at SOSV - The Accelerator VC - the #1 most active venture capital investor in the world in (2Q20, Pitchbook) with US$740m under management. At SOSV he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator the first accelerator to launch in Asia and the only accelerator in Asia to have a unicorn come through its program – Bitmex the #1 crypto exchange in the world by trading volume enabling anyone with a smartphone to access financial products and opening up investment to the unbanked. He is also Founder and Managing Director of MOX - the Mobile Only Accelerator - providing startups with free user acquisition to the 70m smartphone users on the platform. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was a founding Managing Director supporting China investments. Prior to that William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco, leading investments in China and South East Asia. Previously, William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was a top ranked analyst for Asia Internet and China Tech, Media and Telecom and worked on IPOs and investments for Alibaba, Kingsoft, eLong (Expedia China), OnMobile, Rediff and Naukri. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

William Bao
Bean

General Partner
SOSV
Michael Lints

Michael
Lints

Partner
Golden Gate Ventures
Michael Lints has over 20 years of experience helping innovative businesses obtain the resources, insights, and expertise they need in order to be successful. Michael has been a startup operator, investor, and mentor, and is currently a Partner at the Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures. He joined the firm in 2013 and is currently leading growth venture efforts, which include LP fundraising and portfolio management for Golden Gate Venture's investments at Series B and beyond.

Michael
Lints

Partner
Golden Gate Ventures
Chaichanok Chidchob

Chaichanok
Chidchob

Founder and CEO
Buriram United Esports
Mr. Chaichanok Chidchob (Nok), the eldest son of the Chidchob family. Assistant Managing Director of Buriram International Circuit ( A motorsport race track in Buriram, the first ever FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit in Thailand ). Deputy Marketing Director of Buriram United (football club) and CEO of Buriram United Esports, which was founded in 2019 and already received two “ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR” awards in 2020 from Super Game Fest 2021 and ""THE BEST ESPORTS CLUB 2020"" from Garena World 2020 Virtual Unite.

Chaichanok
Chidchob

Founder and CEO
Buriram United Esports
Robin Lau

Robin
Lau

Global Strategic Lead
Dentsu Gaming
With over a decade of experience in Digital and Marketing Strategy, his work spans across a plethora of segments and industries. Whether it's B2C, B2B or even B2G, Robin is dedicated to bringing innovation new ideas, to build solutions that not only drive business change, but also puts the consumer at the heart of everything we do. As a veteran gamer and Global Strategic Lead at Dentsu Gaming, he knows what truly connects with gamers and makes it his mission to break down barriers and create opportunities, between businesses, the gaming industry and gamers everywhere.

Robin
Lau

Global Strategic Lead
Dentsu Gaming
Wang Wen

Wang
Wen

Regional Marketing & PR
Nimo TV
Wang Wen is responsible for Nimo TV regional marketing strategy and promotion,and at the same sametime keeping good relationship with game publisher,pro player teams, game media, game circles influencers, organizer,and game lover groups cooperation.

Wang
Wen

Regional Marketing & PR
Nimo TV

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