Johnathan LeeCountry Head (Malaysia), RISE

Johnathan Lee Country Head (Malaysia), RISE People¬†Oriented,¬†Strategic¬†Minded¬†and¬†Result¬†Driven¬†–¬†Johnathan¬†has¬†a¬†diverse¬†experience¬†with¬†20¬†years¬†of¬†business¬†development¬†in¬†various¬†industries¬†ranging¬†from¬†finance,¬†healthcare,¬†education¬†and¬†technology.¬†He¬†holds¬†a¬†Masters¬†in¬†Entrepreneurship¬†and¬†a¬†Bachelor¬†of¬†Commerce¬†from¬†Otago¬†School¬†of¬†Business.In¬†the¬†last¬†10¬†years¬†alone,¬†he¬†has¬†helmed¬†several¬†senior¬†management¬†roles¬†‚Ästfrom¬†helping¬†a¬†top¬†government¬†agency¬†put¬†Malaysia¬†on¬†the¬†startup¬†map¬†globally,¬†to¬†starting¬†his¬†own¬†healthcare¬†startup,¬†to¬†heading¬†business¬†development¬†for¬†one¬†of¬†Malaysia¬†largest¬†public¬†listed¬†tech¬†company,¬†to¬†building¬†and¬†fundraising¬†for¬†an¬†early¬†stage¬†VC¬†firm.Now,¬†Johnathan¬†spends¬†his¬†time¬†advising¬†companies¬†in¬†the¬†areas¬†of¬†innovation,¬†growth¬†and¬†investment.¬†He¬†strongly¬†believes¬†that¬†a¬†combination¬†of¬†factors¬†including¬†a¬†strong¬†team,¬†a¬†good¬†business¬†model¬†and¬†proper¬†execution,¬†along¬†with¬†financial¬†support¬†are¬†vital¬†to¬†grow¬†a¬†successful¬†business.Apart from his commercial acumen, Johnathan is a strong supporter of social innovation to solve the world’s growing environmental and social economic problems. Preferring to work behind the scenes, he has been volunteering and…

Mate KovacsFounder at Water Lily Pond and Pitches of Paradise / Co-Founder at TLA CEE

Mate Kovacs Branding Consultant at Life Beyond Product ¬† Mate specializes in strategic brand development and marketing communications with more than 15 years of experience. His ‚ÄėBrand. Life Beyond Product‚Äô approach focuses on how only brands (not products) can truly…