Thomas McMahon, Chairman
Currently MD/CEO at UD Trading Group Pte Ltd., Mr McMahon has a combined 30 years of experience across U.S. and Asian Exchange and Regulatory frameworks. He has led the development of exchange traded cleared futures and OTC products including exchange architecture development. Former CEO of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), Mr McMahon has served as the President, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx), Director – Asia at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) based out of Tokyo as well as Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of Petroleum Advisory Committee at NYMEX based in New York.
Itay Tawili, Member
Mr. Tawili is the CEO & Founder – I.B.O. Connection Group Ltd.,Israel’s leading business promotion and technology transfer organization. Using its wide knowledge, contacts and networking in the Israeli market, IBO bridges the gap between emerging markets to innovative & cutting-edge technology from the start-up nation – Israel. IBO operates across many industries, among them are the Medical, Hi-Tech, Agriculture, Food retail, Real estate, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Financial and other sectors. Mr. Tawili is an Israeli entrepreneur based in Tel Aviv. He holds more than 10 years of experience and knowledge in the Israeli market. Prior to establishing IBO, Itay has played key roles within the Israeli High-Tech industry and as a result has been exposed to a wide range of Israeli technology organizations & startups. He believe that the fundamental of technology should be for the use of people welfare and businesses growth. Mr. Tawili brings to BERG a synergy and smooth access to Israel innovation.
Dr T Chandroo, Member
Dr T Chandroo is the Chairman & CEO of the Modern Montessori International Group (MMI), the largest Montessori franchise in the world. MMI network spans across and beyond the Asia-Pacific region today, operating over 100 pre-schools and training colleges in 16 countries worldwide. Dr Chandroo holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Southern Cross University (NSW Australia) in addition to a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of East London (UK) and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Dr Chandroo is also a Master Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Dr Chandroo has also received several awards including the recent Times Now-ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Award 2014.
Dr Jaroen Atitya is a Mentor & Adviser to the startup ecosystem in Bangkok. A director on the board of Bangkok Ventures, Dr Jaroen has had an illustrious career across the technology domain for more than three decades. Starting off as an academician, he taught at the University in Bangkok for almost a decade, before moving on to the field of alternative energy, where he led the Asian foray for some of the leading Dutch companies. Subsequently, he was also involved in representing many Western companies in the areas of automobiles, engineering and defence equipment across the Far East before switching to Information Technology through some close association with Silicon Valley based companies. Dr Jaroen brings to BERG a deep knowledge and expertise not only in the Thai market, but across the South East Asia.