Sir Paul Judge
Sir Paul has wide international experience in the commercial, public, political and not-for-profit sectors.
He is Sheriff of the City of London, the President of the Association of MBAs, the Chairman of the British-North American Committee, of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, of the Enterprise Education Trust, of the Museum of Brands and of St Dunstan’s College, a Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and a Member of the Council of the Crown Agents. He has honorary degrees from Cambridge, Westminster and City universities.
Internationally he is a Director of Tempur Sealy International Inc of Kentucky and of Abraaj Capital of Dubai. His honorary offices include being a Member of the Togolese President’s Investment Advisory Council and a Member of the Advisory Boards for the UK-India Business Council, for HEC in Paris, for the Athens University of Economics and Business and for RANEPA in Moscow.
Following his education at Cambridge University and at the Wharton Business School, Sir Paul worked for Cadbury Schweppes and then led the buyout of their food interests to form Premier Brands which was successfully sold in 1989. He was subsequently in the 1990’s Chairman of Food from Britain, Director General of the Conservative Party, a Ministerial Adviser at the Cabinet Office and a director of WPP Group plc, Boddington Group plc and Grosvenor Development Capital plc.
He has more recently been President of the Chartered Management Institute (2004-5) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (2008-14), Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts (2003-6), Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors (2005-6), Chairman of Teachers TV (2005-8), a Member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (2008-10), Trustee and then Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association based in New York (2000-12), a Director of Standard Bank Group Ltd of Johannesburg (2003-12) and of ENRC plc (2007-13) and Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc (2005-13) and of the North American Advisory Council at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House (2008-13). He was the key benefactor of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Futao Chen
Currently the Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy in London from September 2008. CHEN began his duties as Executive Deputy Director-General of China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) in April 2005 and then was later nominated as Director-General in September 2005.
He served as Consul (First Secretary, Counselor) of the S&T Group in the Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco from May 1999 to April 2001; Counselor (Deputy Director-General level) in the S&T Division of the Chinese Embassy to Sweden from April 2001 to August 2004 and Counselor for Science and Technology in the Department of International Cooperation of MOST from August 2004 to May 2005.
Earlier in his career, CHEN served in the Personnel Bureau of the State Science and Technology Commission (SSTC) from July 1985 to July 1987. From July 1987 to May 1999, he was Principal Staff Member, then Deputy Director and Director in Foreign Affairs Bureau of SSTC.
CHEN graduated from Jilin University with BS in 1985 and later became an assistant research fellow
Mr. Gang Wu
Currently the Managing Director and Head of General Industrials and M&A at ICBC international from 2011. ICBC international is the wholly-owned HK subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”), and the wholly-owned investment banking platform of ICBC.
WU has over 19 years of experience in international banking and focuses on areas such as general industrials and cross-border M&A advisory. Prior to joining ICBCI, WU served as Co-head of General Industrials in Asia at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Before that he headed up TMT within Global Banking at HSBC in Asia and was a senior member of the Cross-Border Advisory Group at HSBC in London. During his earlier career, WU worked for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch for over 10 years both in London and Hong Kong.
WU is a graduate of Fudan University (BA), the University of London (MA) and INSEAD (MBA).
Prof. Alwyn Seed
Professor Alwyn J. Seeds holds the B.Sc. degree in Electronics, the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and the D.Sc. (Eng.) degree, all from the University of London. From 1980 to 1983 he was a Staff Member at Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed Lecturer in Telecommunications at Queen Mary University of London in 1983. In 1986 he moved to UCL where he is currently Professor of Opto-electronics and Head of the Photonics Group. Professor Seeds is Chairman of the IEE Photonics Professional Network, a Past-Chair of the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, Steering Committee and has served as the Conference Chairman or Technical Programme Committee Chairman for many international conferences. He is a co-founder of ZinWave Inc., a wireless technology company. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1997 for his contributions to the development of microwave photonic devices and systems and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2003.
Professor Seeds is author of over 250 papers on microwave and opto-electronic devices and their systems applications and presenter of the video “Microwave Opto-electronics” in the IEEE Emerging Technologies series