European Delegation to HPAIR Manila 2015
Esther Kim is currently a trainee at Hogan Lovells International in Brussels in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice. She holds a Master in European Law from the College of Europe and completed her Bachelors in European Law at Maastricht University and at the University of Rennes I, France. Previous work experience include work at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, the EU law practice at White & Case, the Korean Embassy and Mission to the EU in Belgium, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and C&L INT GmbH.
Alan Begić is Croatian by birth, but has roots in different countries in Europe. He recently graduated from Vienna University of Economics and Business with a degree in business administration. In October, he will start his master’s degree in International Management (CEMS) at WU Vienna. Previously he attended several summer schools in London, Wien and Bejing (Tsinghua University). Currently he’s working at Promocija Plus, one of the biggest and most successful Croatian market research firms. As project manager he is focused on a project connected to tourism in Croatia. He is now returning to HPAIR after the 2014 edition in Tokyo. Before enrolling in university he was professional football player in Croatia.
Imad Ibrahim is currently an EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Beijing Normal University and Member of the Research Team for the EU Commission Marie Curie IRSES Project entitled: “Partnering Opportunities Between Europe China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries” (POREEN) funded by the EU Commission – FP7- PEOPLE 2012 IRSES. He is a research associate and Project manager at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development (think tank). He is also a Lebanese lawyer admitted to the Bar. He holds a Master in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the college of Europe and compelled his bachelors in compared law from the Lebanese University, Filiere Francophone De Droit. Previous work experience include work as an EU Commission Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University for the EU Commission Marie Curie IRSES Project Entitled : “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments” (EPSEI) funded by the EU Commission -FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES and as a lawyer at Al-Jad Law Firm, handling oil and Gas matters and contracts in the MENA region.
Erdinç Koç currently studies Corporate Management & Economics at Zeppelin University. Further academic engagements include his studies at the Boğaziçi University, Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science and Peking University. He gained work experience on multiple occasions including Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Rocket Internet in Berlin, Volkswagen Data Lab in Wolfsburg and is Fellow at the Social Entrepreneurship Academy in Munich.
He participated in several international conferences, including the G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2012 in Washington D.C., the National Model United Nations Conference 2013 in New York City, the OECD Forum 2015 in Paris, the Rethinking Economics Conference 2013 in London and the SHAPE Africa Conference 2015 in Rabat.
He is committed as a Social Innovation Scout for Ashoka and as an Ambassador for the ONE Campaign. Furthermore, Mr. Koc is a member of the Global Shapers community of the World Economic Forum.
Anja Noster is currently doing a Masters in Global Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In August, she will head to Shanghai to complete the second year of her Masters at Fudan University. She further holds a Bachelors in Franco-German, European Relations from Sciences Po Paris. During her undergraduate studies, she also spent a year abroad at McGill University in Canada studying International Relations, Communications and Mandarin Chinese. Previous work experience includes an internship with North German Broadcasting (NDR) and with the LSE Media Policy Project. Her main interests are media policy issues and evolving (media) tech industries – with a special focus on Asia.
Tristan Post is currently a German graduate student for Economics and Management at the Libera Università di Bolzano (Italy). At the moment he is the Student representative in the governing body of his university and the president of the student board, as well as the founder and president of a student association that promotes the understanding and appreciation of wine culture among students, connecting them with international institutions and entrepreneurs. During his studies he spent a semester at the National Sun-Yat Sen University (Taiwan) and a semester at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland). He gained work experience in the financial sector working for banks in Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Lennart Stoy is currently a project officer for the European University Association in Brussels, Belgium, working at the nexus of European energy, research & innovation, and higher education policy. Lennart is a graduate of Leiden University’s Master’s programme in Political Science and studied East Asian Economics & Politics, Social Sciences, and Chinese Studies as an undergraduate at Ruhr University Bochum, Leiden University and Tongji University, Shanghai. He also gained experience at the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Bonn, Germany and at the Sino-German Cultural and Economic Association in Taipei, Taiwan.
Andreas Walleter is a German international business student at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is currently involved in the founding processes of three international start-ups – one in the food industry, two are about mobile applications. After attending HPAIR 2014 in Tokyo, he is now returning with the European Delegation for the Manila edition. In Spring 2015 he spent an exchange semester at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Wai Keung Wong
Wai Keung Wong is currently a strategic development intern at PostNL, conducting research on Big Data and operational efficiency. His passion lies in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. He is always seeking for opportunities for personal development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from Delft University of Technology. Soon he will graduate with his Master in Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. In the past, Wai worked for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Elitsa Zhugleva is a Project Officer in the local British government of Haringey Council in the Care Act Implementation team. She is a graduate in International Relations and Politics from the University of Westminster, London with a distinct interest in Cyber Security, Nuclear Security and Counter-terrorism. Before she attended with a merit scholarship the British Boarding school Cobham Hall. Aside her academic duties she attended the Preparing Global Leaders Academy in Jordan. She’s now returning to the HPAIR Conference for a second time after Harvard 2015.