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Advisory Board

Kirstin Grant

Kirstin Grant is the former Director and Human Resources Leader for Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Corporate Centre. MMC is a publicly-traded, global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. Prior to joining MMC, Ms. Grant held various leadership positions at Mercer, a subsidiary of MMC, including Global Talent Management Business Partner for Mercer’s Retirement, Investment Consulting and Outsourcing businesses, and Head of Talent Management for Europe. Ms. Grant is currently the executive editor of Mercer Select (Canada), a publication of the Washington Resource Group (WRG).


Connie Wong

Connie Wong is a past VP of AOL Mobile, where she was responsible for global business development and operations in Asia.  Before AOL, Ms. Wong was Vice President of Asia Business Development for Nextel International, Inc., where she helped fund, plan and support the build-out of the first GSM mobile network in China. During her tenure in Hong Kong from 1978 to 2005, Ms. Wong served as Director of Business Development for AT&T; International and for Hutchison Telecom International Inc. She also helped recruit and build the original management team for Orange Wireless (known as Hutchison-Max) in India.  


Pankaj Kedia

Pankaj Kedia is the director of Disruptive Innovation for the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. In this position, he is responsible for nurturing and bringing mobility products and technologies to the marketplace. Over the past 5 years, Mr. Kedia has worked to establish Intel’s presence and momentum in the netbook, tablet, and smartphone categories, leading the launch of the Intel® Atom™ processor, which is the foundation of Intel’s beyond-the-PC growth strategy. Mr. Kedia is a frequent speaker at industry events in the area of mobile, wireless, and Internet and has recently represented Intel at industry gatherings like the Mobile World Congress. He is also one of the primary press spokespersons for Intel and has been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Wired, Business Week, and other publications.


Richard Steele

Richard Steele heads the New York office of the Bridgespan Group, the non-profit consulting firm started by Bain Inc.  At Bridgespan, Mr. Steele’s consulting engagements include strategy development for The United Nations Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, among other clients. Previously, he was a partner in the London and New York offices of Marakon Associates, working in the media, consumer goods, and banking sectors. Mr. Steele has co-authored articles in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and Harvard Management Update. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Times of India.



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