David Irwin is a consultant in enterprise and economic development working with clients such as Asian Development Bank, Danish International Development Agency, Department for International Development, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, International Labour Organisation, International Trade Centre and World Bank.
Nada is an Enterprise Development and Innovation Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in private sector development primarily supporting smaller businesses across Africa and south Asia.
Her experience spans interventions across a number of different levels: from direct delivery of business support services focusing on access to new markets and capital, to development of incubation and acceleration services.
Valentine currently works with IMC Worldwide as a Senior Consultant. She brings experience in international relations, political analysis and international development focusing particularly on the South and South-East Asia region. As a qualified Project Manager, she oversees a range of donor-funded projects in the region working closely with technical teams.
Aru is a currently the Global Director of Private Sector Partnership, supporting all the offices of ASSIST in various region. Aru is also the Regional Director of ASSIST for the Mekong Region managing operations in the region. He has been involved in several developmental projects in the Mekong, South Asia & Africa region (Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius) for 13 years since 2007.
Pravin Rane has 13 years’ experience of dealing with Small and Medium sized Enterprises in relation to capacity building and business facilitation. Pravin advocates process orientation, global marketing, digital platforms, collaboration with foreign business partners and quality improvement to support business internationalisation.
Thuy Thanh Phan is currently member of the Private Sector Partnership Division of ASSIST - Mekong Region in the role of Project Manager. Thuy was majored in business administration field in her studying. Over her past 25 years working experiences, Thuy had been working and developing herself in several areas and functions of which, more than 10 years in the management role.
Lien has been a project manager for more than 6 years in vocational training and capacity building related projects with a team of project coordinators and experts. She had successful led a national program of baby-friendly hospitals in Vietnam and worked closely with Government authorities, pediatrics associations and key business brands not only to support hospitals improving their mechanisms and promote quality and safe baby products.
Thuy has joined ASSIST-Vietnam Office since February 2020 as HR & Admin (general affairs) Manager to facilitate office daily operations that center on project implementation. Before that, she ran her family-owned business, as general manager to build up the business from scratch.
Sandeep brings with him 33 years of overall experience, in the Publishing industry across National and Regional dailies, Magazines, Business and Trade Publications, Events, Trade Seminars and Conferences. Sandeep is a result-oriented professional with a consistent track record of building and sustaining multiple revenue streams; motivated by internal standards of excellence, enhancing productivity and optimizing human capital.
Mr. Nikunj Parashar is a founder of Sagar Defence Engineering PVT. LTD. He has over 14 years of experience in Shipping Operations, Ship construction, Cargo and Port Operations, along with Safety Management. He has worked internationally and has represented India on many international business and start up forums.
Ms. Minal Khadilkar has been working with Bombay Chamber since 2015. She has been working on a number of assignments conducted by BCCI such as UKIERI, American Arbitration Association etc. As a Project Assistant, she provided project management and event management support, as well as financial management.