Citizen of the world: born in Asia, educated in Europe, worked in America; and has completed marathons on all 7-continents including Antarctica. Nuclear physicist by academic qualifications, with patents in fields of cryogenics and superconductivity.
Discoverer of the Twin Universe, a revolutionary new scientific model that claims to be the true Theory of Everything. On the creative side of his own personal duality: an accomplished poet, award-winning author, and producer of musical concerts and stage plays.
Born in Curitiba on May 31st, 1953, Teresa is a Human Rights activist.
Disagreeing with social inequality since her youth, when she participated in the movement against the Vietnam War in Berkeley (1971). Jane Fonda was her great inspiration and driving force.
The knowledge and experience as a "UNV " 1993-2005 and founder of the "Portuguese Language Club" at the UN Headquarters in New York gave her the security and experience to be the founder and current president of the "Museum of the Future Foundation" in 2000, a non-profit organization created to promote human rights and actions of sustainable human development projects, poverty and social injustice and fighting all forms of discrimination and prejudice.
Designer and Owner of "Gugar Clothing Comércio Ltda" Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, coordinated a production team consisting of 150 employees (1980 to 1993). It was the first Brazilian company to employ inmates and provide training for about 600 seamstresses, transforming their industry in the technical and vocational training, the school, in partnership with Consesp - Council of Social Entities of Paraná.
Life is a journey, a journey of leaving home, getting lost, looking for the true meaning of life, wandering and searching, and finally returning home. During this journey, art opens our hearts, nurtures our minds, elevates our spirits and pleases our eyes. Maggie sees all forms of art as interconnected, which is why she enjoys creativity in all forms from photography to hair styling and makeup, to painting, calligraphy, and composing poetry. It is all a part of her journey as an artist.
Maggie Law has been passionate for drawing and painting since she was a child in China. In 2003, her oil painting “Rebecca” and her pastel painting “Serenity” won the first and second place, respectively, in a competition sponsored by the Artist Magazine. Her paintings have been exhibited at The Grace Gallery and the National Art Club in New York. And many of her paintings and drawings have been acquired by private collectors.
As a photographer and fine-art painter based in New York, Maggie’s photography clients include the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in Manhattan, Finnish supermodel Angelika Kallio, the Gomez Dance Company and for the romantic comedy novel “Metropolicks” authored by Felicia Lin and Victor Rodriguez. Her photographic works have been selected for many commercials and professional publications, such as the Finnish fashion magazine Inside, The New York Times, and in the autobiography of Angelika Kallio.
Evangelos is a seasoned, independent sound & event production professional with multiple high profile international experiences. Vageli, as he is known to his friends, always knew he wanted to pursue a career in sound. Born and raised in Greece, he started working concerts and shows while still in high school. He went on to receive a degree in psychoacoustics to further his expertise. Vageli’s talent in sound engineering has taken him to jobs all over the world for events big and small, from concert tours to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Having mastered sound engineering, Vageli started getting involved in all other aspects of event production from initial concept through completion of event. He spent a couple of years with Queenco Leisure International Ltd where he managed all event production, talent management, sound and light installations for multiple casino locations including four in Rhodes Greece and one in Loutraki Greece. He then spent some time in Prague before arriving in New York in 2013 when he formed Olympus Event Production LLC. He has since been working on various projects including concerts, touring, event production, talent sourcing and management.
CHER LEE YING
her Lee (Shirley) has extended life experiences in three countries: Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America. English is her primary language, but she is also highly fluent in all the major Chinese dialects including Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hokkien. Her business acumen includes managing restaurants and real-estate properties.
She has competed in half-marathon races including on Antarctica, and is a talented chef of Asian cuisines.
Masters graduate in Civil and Environmental Engineering (MSc) from University of Michigan and in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Cambridge. Carol has taken her high-level of academic accomplishments into the business world, including leading a $5B business market research team at General Electric (GE), receiving a Growth Leader Award. Her current career is as an executive on Wall Street with Citigroup and formerly JP Morgan Chase.
Carol is bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). She enjoys endurance sports, exotic travels, and is an accomplished pianist and wine connoisseur.
Nelson comes from a marketing and branding background with a penchant for creating concepts and ideas that help bridge the gap between businesses and consumers. Nelson has worked on Mayoral campaigns, produced concerts, started his own food distribution company, and event planning agency. He was the Director of Marketing for JYP Entertainment in the US, and oversaw the planning and marketing of the Diamond Tears branded headphones with Monster. His varied background touches a multitude of industries, and helped affirm him as a great connector and networking savant. He believes that there is always someone interested in listening to what you have to say, all you have to do is find the right audience. And that is his specialty, connecting you to the people who understand you.
Entrepreneur, Digital media producer, Chinese writer and blogger (her two blogs have a combined view ship of 3.3 million).
More than 5 years of experience as digital media content developer and producer for various projects via crowdfunding campaigns in the aspect of project setup, content development, video production, social media promotion and media outreach.
More than 10-year experience as TV producer for China Central Television Station, Beijing TV Station, CBS and MTV Music Networks.
Developed the concept, raised 4.5 million funding and produced a TV magazine show “America in 60 Minutes” for 7 terrestrial TV stations such as Jiangsu Provincial Television Station and Zhejiang Provincial TV station.
Co-founder of MADICE INC., an art and design oriented company with exclusive focus on developing technology related content such as mobile apps, smart wearable products and ecommerce sites.
Co-founder of Eyecandy Media Inc, a digital media/technology development and production company that had worked with companies such as Reader’s Digest, Broadcaster, Inc, China Mobile, China Unicom, Jiangsu TV and China CCTV’s Internet TV in developing digital media/technology projects or products for both US and China markets.
Amanda Holley has one true love and that is music, relying from childhood on the spirit of music to lead her out of struggle into her own inner strength in order to become a consummate musician (violin & piano from age 2) and vocalist and develop her passion. Music is in Amanda's blood. It has been said that she sang even before she could speak. Her voice could sometimes be heard from the rooftops of Newark, NJ where she would dwell for some months of her infancy with her musical mother (trained concert cellist out of Manhattan School of Music, Cheryl Tedesco) and her guitar strumming “estranged” songwriting Dad, Gregory Holley, (who composed for Sarah Vaughn and others).
From the age of two, Amanda Holley practically lived in the orchestra pit while her mother would play some of the greatest musicals and symphonies ever written and she immediately caught the songwriting bug explaining in a 3 year old’s terms, “I hear angel voices in my head”. At age 8, Amanda saw her father for the first time since infancy and discovered that he was a songwriter and was very much alive and that his sister, her Aunt, Pat Holley was too a songwriter for Stephanie Mills and herself a Juilliard trained composer, vocalist, and arranger. This made everything make sense to her. AMANDA has been surrounded by the gift of music, is a published poet (Columbia Press at age 16), and the young singer is currently working with esteemed major label executives on her upcoming release (TBA).
Inspired by other female artists, such as, Whitney, Mariah, Aretha, Ella, and Billie she was determined to join these healing and inspiring vocalists. She always survived tough times by listening to and creating great music. When she was 8 years old performing at local events in her native New Jersey, she astonished audiences with her soul, maturity and her connection to the sophisticated lyrics much too advanced for her tender age. Amanda has even performed with the world renowned, Les Paul, at the jazz hot spot, Iridium as a teenager. Her former manager, the late great Phil Ramone encouraged her to carry her soulful voice and writing style into today's pop generation.
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Current leadership position:
Founder/Chairwoman of Chinese Americans for Biden Affinity Group (since 6/2020)
Co-Chair of Biden for President (2020) AAPI Finance Committee (2020)
Founder/Chairwoman of Asian Americans Leadership Council (2008-present)
Founder /Chairwoman of Asian American Democratic Club (since 5/2016-present)
Asian Advisor & Representative for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (since 2009)
DNC Leadership Circle （DNC National Finance Committee Member, DNC AAPI Leadership
Council Member (2017-2019)
Past leadership positions:
Chairwoman of Asian Americans for Hillary campaign National Committee (2016)
Moderator for UN CSW 60 (United Nation Conference on Status of Women) "Women for
Peace" Forum in March 2016 and 2017
Chairwoman of Asian Americans for Anise Parker Mayoral campaign (2009)
Chairwoman of Asian Americans for Hillary campaign (2008)
Asian Liaison for Congressman Nick Lampson (2006-2008)
Chairwoman of Asian Americans for Lampson campaign (2005-2006)
Ph.D. student of Indiana Wesleyan University, 2019-present
Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2000-2002
Before founding Asian American Democratic Club, Ling has over 20 years of experience in
government relationship development. Ling has 15 years of experience in American political
campaigns. Candidates include CD22 Congressman Nick Lampson in 2005, Presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2016, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang (2019),
Bloomberg and Joe Biden (2020), and many other senatorial and congressional candidates.
For the past 16 years, Ling represented former Congressman Nick Lampson and current
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to outreach the Asian community. Ling strengthened the
relationship between congressional office and constituents, building a very fluent communication
channel and an instrumental bridge between congressional office and Asian American
Ling is a chemical importer, investor, and RE broker in the private sector. Ling is also founding
Chair of Hana Media Global with the "Voice of Chinese Americans" political commentary
column actively publishing articles in the international Chinese community.
Ling has been a writer of over three thousand Chinese articles (near 6 million words) since 2008,
a popular blogger on many literature sites. Ling loves traveling, photographing, painting, Peking
Opera singing, Latin dancing, Taiichi Kungfu, Ping Pong, Basketball, etc.
For as long as she can remember, Josaine Espinal has known that the world of fashion, modeling and entertainment was her path to follow. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, she produced her own fashion show/pageant in her home when she was just 6 years old. She attended Weist Barron Acting School in 2002, and hosted her own Internet radio show, “The Josaine Show,” from 2003 to 2006, doing red-carpet events interviewing artists on esp51TV.com. For 3 consecutive years (2003-2005), she also volunteered with “The Day of the Child,” coordinating the toy-giving event on Times Square and other venues in NYC.
Her irrepressible talent began getting noticed nationwide after her appearance on a 2009 reality TV show on WE TV, which earned her various interviews on TV stations in New York City as well as on ABC News Now’s “What’s The Buzz” Segment. In 2010, Josaine launched DNC Models, Inc., which hired models for promotional work, fashion shows, and music videos.
She soon joined the production team of Cerro Music Group LLC, working as Host/Coordinator, and her expertise and talent brought her to some of the most prestigious arenas in New York, New Jersey, and Miami, including Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, Prudential Center, and Miami Airlines Arena. Responsible for the assignment of credentials to all VIPs attending the concerts, she has built close relationships with Latin and American superstars, artists, celebrities, and athletes.
Currently, Josaine is Talent Coordinator with Our Collective, a team of producers, artists, performers, and other entertainment specialists engaged in addressing humanitarian issues, women entrepreneurship, raising funds for medical research, and other social projects.
Josaine has a special interest in personal branding, and she believes that the road to success is navigated with a keen and persistent focus on conquering the world. She continues to exercise her passion for the entertainment industry and her enthusiasm for conquering the world, one well-done job at a time.
Born to a Chinese father and a British mother in Aden, Yemen, Sifu (Master) Vincent Lyn's Chinese name is Yong Sheng: Yong means Forever and Sheng means Winning.
Vincent was an elite model for Levi's, Valentino, Gucci, Puma, Adidas and Yves Saint Laurent. His first movie Tiger Cage was a blockbuster success by internationally acclaimed director Yuen Woo Ping. He has appeared in over two dozen movies, including Operation Condor in which he had a climactic battle with international superstar Jackie Chan, who called Vincent one of the best fighters he had ever worked with.
His many accomplishments and awards in martial arts include:
1983-84 US National Middleweight Kickboxing champion
1985 and 1987 World Kickboxing champion
1999 World Sports Medicine Hall of Fame
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award from Action Martial Arts
2015 Fists of Legends from Hong Kong Legends Cinema Award
As well as being a prolific writer with over 200 articles in magazines and newspapers around the world, Vincent is also a graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in piano performance and composition. He has composed Canto-pop songs for recording artists with PolyGram Records, two of which became Top Ten Hits. In 2011 he gave his sold-out debut performance at Carnegie Hall, New York in connection with the release of his Grammy Nominated Album Heaven Bound, receiving two Grammy nods for Best Improvisation Jazz Solo for Oscar Peterson's Nigerian Marketplace and Best Instrumental Jazz Album. Following year his second jazz album Wing Sing received four nominations in the Grammy Ballot.
Wall Street Journal called him a "Master of martial and musical arts."
These days Sifu Lyn has turned his energetic focused on Human Rights issues campaigning for peace and justice for the weak and most exploited victims in our society. He recently returned from a visit to the war-effected regions including Golan Heights (Israel - Syria) and refugee camps of Jordan.
As a Swedish- South African I have realized that it is up to me and young women like me, to take our place to get our stories out there. My contribution is the movie “We are like Oranges” - which depicts a young Afro-Swedish man subjected to hate crime in a saga-influenced story about Sweden´s racist past. I wanted to explore how racism impacts on human relationships and explain gender from other perspectives as also women can be perpetrators in hate crime. The film was awarded the Best Foreign Film Award at the LA Femme Film festival, 2014. As this film was the first to depict a young Afro-Swedish man as the hero I realized we have a lot of work in front of us. We need to understand that this under-representation impacts on feelings of empathy.
To change this I have developed a model to ensure equal representation in diverse societies. It is called the 25% rule (corresponding to the percentage of ethnic minorities in Sweden) and is called the cultural representation model globally. It aims to increase inclusion on three crucial areas in the cultural sector: regarding access to/consumption of culture; participation as cultural actors and as members of the board. The result so far is that the largest non-formal education organization for cultural agents in Sweden (Kulturens) with 300 000 members have now adopted the 25% rule as a strategy and vision. More equitable representation would not only promote a better understanding between cultures and create new avenues for cultural innovation that are respectful towards ethnic minorities, it also holds the potential to make the world a better a place.
Jennie Yip beautifully rendered artworks evoke a dreamy, sensual elegance of exquisite artistry. She works with world-renown clients such as Unilever Global, Nexxus Salon Hair Care, L'Oreal USA, Revlon, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, Coors Brewing Co, Clairol, RJ Reynolds, Pearl Media, to name a few. Her illustrations are used for TV commercials, national ad campaigns, as well as on licensed products. Among Ms. Yip's achievements are three national jury-exhibitions from the Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration, NY, and a 1999 retrospective sponsored by the Fashion Art Source and Fashion Institute of Technology. Her interests in beauty in all forms and imperfections, humanity, design and dance are additional pathways to her creative expressions.
Clovia Ng is the Principal and Creative Director of CNGraphics Art & Design, has been working in the commercial and fine arts for over 22 years. Her elegant fine watercolor paintings of en plein air landscapes were exhibited in over 27 gallery shows in the greater New York area including The Salmagundi Club on NYC’s 5th Avenue, The Bendheim Gallery in CT, Chester County Art Association in PA and most recently at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in midtown Manhattan. She was professionally educated at the Rhode Island School of Design with a major in illustration and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Purchase College and continues to study art.
As an artist, Clovia strives to create sensitive works of contemporary representational fine art with exquisite detail and compelling watercolors. “My vision is to capture emotion and movement and maintain a unique expressive quality with timeless beauty in the painting.”
She offers her original works of art and giclees to collectors and businesses through the shops on her website. Clovia presently resides in White Plains, NY where her studio is.
Clovia has worked as a full-time Art Director for publications and most recently she designs restaurant graphics (print and web) in NYC and also food packaging and also creates original digital illustration for some of her clients
Prominent Jordanian journalist with a Master in Political Science and International Relations from Maxwell University in Alabama (USA), and a Bachelor in Journalism and Media from Cairo University (Egypt). Former Chief Editor of Sawt Al Madina newspaper and groundbreaking first female Chief of their Arabic Radio FM station. She is also General Secretary for the Arab Federation of Forgery and Counterfeit Control. Fardous is a strong advocate for women’s right: board director in the Woman Arab Media Centre and coordinator in the Federation of Jordanian National Women Committee. She has given lectures and training courses around the world including at George Washington University (USA), Helsinki University (Finland) and Baghdad University (Iraq).
Her strong voice and opinions have carried Fardous onto the world political stages. She entered the parliamentary elections representing the Jordanian capital of Amman in 1997 and 2003. She has also been actively involved with the European Community and the United Nations, including managing women programs through UNICEF. In 2001 she participated with Queen Rania of Jordan at the UN headquarters in New York on International Strategy for Children Affairs.
Julie Dennis gained a BSc Hon's degree in Psychology from York University, where she also began to develop her career as a performer. After her first year as an undergraduate, Julie played the lead in a production that won the coveted National Student Drama Festival Award, while later, her first play, The Bombdies, won the Verity Bargate New Play write Award at the Soho Poly Theatre. Julie was also instrumental in bringing Street Theatre and performance skills, to the communities of Yorkshire, through painstaking outreach work over the five years that she spent in the area.
In addition to taking part in writing comic drama for theatre and television through the new writers development team at the BBC, Julie’s commitment to the art of performance and communication saw her teaching voice, crooning standards in the jazz clubs, screaming at the indie circuit with her own material and arranging and fronting a twelve piece soul band. All of this, along with the addition of a successful close harmony vocal trio, Mothers Ruin. Inevitably drawn to London, Julie was immediately recognized as an important new talent in Jazz, working with such prominent artists as Courtney Pine, Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins, Jean Toussant and many more. She went on to tour Great Britain and Europe with the Charlie Watts Big Band. This conglomeration of the most significant jazz names in Europe profoundly defined and influenced Julie’s work as a composer and performer, and prompted her to temporarily return to an academic life to study music and performance. It was at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama that Julie gained an Advanced P G Diploma and from there a Masters in Modern Composition and Arrangement, with a specialization in voice. From here Julie’s unique teaching method began to evolve as she realized the profound gap in understanding and training for the modern performer.
Julie’s methods were further honed in her 2 years as the Voice and Performance Tutor at the Lewisham (London) Academy of Music, her work for the Musicians Union (running workshops for young Musician/Songwriters) ‘Rock Weeks’ and with her contribution to the ‘Music Works’ educational training courses. A Diploma in Teaching Yoga at the British Wheel further enhanced Julie’s holistic approach to the work along with her skills in massage techniques, healing therapies and her completion of ‘The Mastery’. (Actors Institute System from L.A/ Actors Centre Islington London).
Julie has appeared on recordings for record labels that range from Rough Trade to B.M.G. and appeared in front of twenty thousand people at festivals across Europe, from Belgium to Holland to Germany and Greece. Her radio work is as varied as John Peel to Radio 2 and Jazz FM. She has done residencies at Ronnie Scott’s, wrote and performed with Mikis Theodorakis 1. The Album Oracle (The Hostage, Brenda Behan), the Translation and rework of the choral piece Mauthausen, and has written and produced for George Michael’s Aegean Label. Julie has spent time living between Oxfordshire and New York in the past but is now living temporarily in North Devon in the south of England to concentrate on her writing. Julie is also and is currently completing her second album project, on her own record label, Petulant Records. Her first album Silvatung on Blue Sand was a mix between electronic influences, jazz and soul while this one is again her own material but unashamedly jazz live and unplugged.
Julie has a rich and mixed creative history. She was the featured vocalist on the huge club hit CHAIN OF FOOLS with the BFL Project. We have seen her writing and performing with A Guy Called Gerald (Voodoo Ray) for his long awaited album “To All Things What They Need”, writing and recording for the Sensei Records Label, writing and recording with D.J. Asle along with recording a series of singles for Circulation.
Julie has a recording deal with the Washington Label Yoshitoshi Records (Deep Dish) and her first single “Sugar” with Dyad 10, that Julie wrote and produced, had a massive impact in the clubs of the USA and of Europe while Pete Tong who championed the record from the beginning by playing the Nika & Asle mix, continued to support it by numerous plays of the Tocadisco mix on his Friday Radio 1 Show. No less than seventeen mix albums include Julie’s Sugar track, including GU029 Sharam in Dubai, DJ Sultan Yoshitoshi Montreal and Ministry of Sound Sessions: Sebastian Ingrosso to name but a few affirming it as a favorite not just for clubbers but also amongst DJ’s producers and tastemakers.
Julie has had tracks released with Matt Darey and Al B Rich, while she continues to collaborate toward more new work with fellow artists like Bass Nectar, Dawn Patrol, DJ Asle, Alex Santer, Steen Thottrup and Nicka (Miro). As early as 2008 Julie worked on tracks with Judge Jules and had success with the release of her Debut single on her own label Cut To The Chase, (Petulant Records) with mixes from A Guy Called Gerald, Circulation, Kevin Freeman, and Julie’s remix competition winner Sean ‘Grandbrother’ Mullen and runner up Fauxstar (Ryan Briggs). This was quickly followed by a joint release with DJ Sultan on his own label Harem with Julie’s take on ‘Fever’ She has released the first of her Silvatung (on blue sand) on her own site and is preparing a her much-anticipated, second solo album, Thieves of Promise. This will be a partly retrospective rework of material, seen in the context of her life now. A book of the very personal poetry along with some that became the song lyrics will accompany the double album.
Career manager in hospitality industry, including positions as General Manager at high-end restaurants. Angelo has great self-confidence that his education, extensive experience with outstanding leadership skills has braced him with surmounting qualifications to work, to prevail, and effectively exceed all expectations with records of proven successes.
A distinguishing high energy and quick learning capacity enables him to be efficiently comprehended, to perform accurately, analyze and evaluate occurring problems quickly, and manage them with accurate solutions. Angelo is highly competent to stay focused in stressful situations and trusted when difficult situations arise.
Bilingual (English and Greek), with strong communication skills, gifted in connecting with people, talented and enthusiastic to work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and capable to organize, set and administer multiple priorities, exceptional planning skills, with excelled adaptation to hurriedly changing environments.
Warren brings twenty-five years of experience incorporating corporate brands into major feature films, and as a producer-the creation of original content for motion pictures and television supported through integrated brand marketing. Formerly, he was Director of Entertainment Marketing for Young and Rubicam. Currently, he is Executive Producer of the highly successful CBS TV series, The Inspectors recipient of six Emmy nominations in March of 2016.
Warren has said, "My initial goal was to place Consumer Brands into major Studio Films. Many companies were doing that when I started in the late 80's. No one was doing 'Entertainment Marketing'. After the brand was in the film, a major retail tie in promotion was put into motion. The goal was to gain awareness for the film and help sell more of the brands products. If the promotion worked, you saw the movie and if you saw the movie you saw the "product placement." Everyone Wins!
The companies Warren attracted to the films all created in-store displays and promotions for their various products. Add to the display or promotion the Movie Art work, and the movie consumer gained better awareness of the coming title.
In his motion picture marketing class at New York City's Columbia University he says to his class, "This is not an academic marketing puzzle. It is common sense. Taking the same approach to television, one does the same as with motion pictures. The brand is featured in a TV program and is promoted in the market place. The consumer is much smarter than we give them credit. Today, add Trans-Media to the mix. It works even better."
Sales of the product is still the main objective. Be it soap, cars, soda or movies. If it doesn't sell, you wasted your money. Warren's degree in Marketing certainly is his foundation. But, common sense applied to a depth of experience works even better.
There is a unique aspect that falls under the category of Integrated Brand Marketing, wherein the potential advertiser takes on a role sponsoring the marketing of the film or TV product. Unlike product placement, true Integrated Brand Marketing looks at the direct benefit that an association to a particular program will have on the sales of its product featured in the film. In rare cases, with no product in the film, companies have identified the value of the association and invested heavily in marketing the movie. Warren Weideman is a highly experienced Integrated Brand Marketing executive, in addition to being a successful producer in both film and TV. He is the man behind the branded promotion for the 20th Century Fox surprise box office hit, Porky's, that grossed $144 million (on a film produced for $6M) and spawned two sequels. Warren's inventive marketing concept is attributed as one of the reasons for the success of what became a franchise.
Following Porky's, Warren's very successful Beverly Hills based Integrated Brand Marketing company, Krown Inc., was purchased by advertising giant Y &R. Warren took on the role for Y &R in New York City to develop their entertainment marketing division. This he did with great success. Examples of Warren’s Integrated Brand Marketing successes in motion pictures include: James Bond – A View To A Kill, Superman IV, and Batman. And successes in television branded entertainment include: The Inspectors (highest rated Showtime movie in history) and 18 Wheels of Justice.
Having a well-earned Madison Avenue reputation for his concepts, Warren has strong relationships with media time and space companies. Simply put, buying advertising time and space retail is akin to wasting money. Warren has much history in bartering and brokering time, space, and programming, such that the value of the dollars targeted for marketing are leveraged to such an extent as to have a value as great as 10 times that of a typical media buy. Plus, money of this nature, invested by sponsors, is an expense item for them: money that is not repaid.
The net effect of Warren's involvement with a motion picture or television series, a marketing budget that rivals the major distributors capacity for spending, yet has an actual cash cost that is significantly less.
A 5th degree black-belt in Vee Arnis Ju-Jitsu, and a master practitioner of Vee Do Kwan and Combat Arnis. Vee Arnis Jitsu is the signature name given to the style of Ju-Jitsu, developed by Florendo M. Visitacion better known as Professor Vee and further enhanced and improved by its current successor of the system Professor David James. The street combat style system is a combination of Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Filipino art of Arnis, Kuntao, Muay Thai, with elements from Kung-Fu, Karate and Aikido. Sensei Sinclair has trained the NYPD, APD, NYFD/EMT, FBI, International Detectives, military service men and women, correctional officers and includes royalty as personal clients. His talents have been used to teach the more vulnerable in our society, including children, the disabled and rape victims.
My journey in the martial arts begin around the age of 15 years old. Originally my interested was stemmed in the martial arts because of where and the time I grew up in the inner-city areas of New York City. Which forged my interest and ultimately lead to the need for personal protection for myself coupled with the fact that I was an only child and the great majority of my family resided in Guyana. However, later my passion for the martial arts blossomed into something more profound for me. It afforded me a way to have a real and lasting positive impact on others. I knew how it had an immensely positive influence on my life and wellbeing and I saw how it can benefit others, and bring people of very diverse backgrounds together in harmony. I have met and trained with and taught and trained people from very different backgrounds and social- economic status.
Competed in full contact stick and knife fighting competition at BAKBAKAN International WHQ in Lodi New Jersey; “The Gathering 2003” 1st place in Solo Baston (Single Stick). “The Gathering 2004” 1st place in Tagis Talim (Knife Fighting), and 1st place in Solo Baston (Single Stick). And thereafter continued to compete in smaller closed matches and venues.
Ximena began her career as a classical ballerina, tutored by Bolshoi Principal Nadeja Podtchykova, and trained at the Boston and Joffrey ballets. She studied ballet pedagogy at the American Ballet Theatre.
In 2010 Ximena built Tango Beat into the world's most popular Tango magazine, and in 2012 she co-founded New York Latin Culture to connect Latin Americans to New York City's leading brands including Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, Joyce Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, and the New York Stock Exchange.
Ximena Ojeda PR was founded in 2016 to provide multicultural social media services to the art world. Through this publicity platform she is principle art consultant for Throckmorton Fine Art; America's leading private dealer in Latin American, pre-Columbian and Chinese artifacts and exhibitions.
Simaan is a Christian and Israeli citizen, born and raised with his refugee family in a small village called Peqiin in Upper Galilee, living in peace and harmony with communities of the four main religions: Christian, Jewish, Druze and Muslim.
He worked in different regions, from north to south of Israel, amid conflicts and violence. The scene of war and suffering sparked the desire to actively participate in community aid groups.
In 2009, while continuing to act as a human rights activist, he opened Zoom Café bistro in Haifa, Israel. The place was known as a meeting point for people of different cultures and religions, but with the same purpose of intervention: Peace and Union among all peoples.
Since 2015, Simaan Simaan has been planning actions to achieve his goals, prospecting for opportunities and partnerships with groups and organizations, as well as being a member of the Human Rights and Volunteer Foundation at Fundação Museu do Futuro, a Brazilian organization with operations in New York (USA), and members who share the same ideals of social equality and world peace.
Lucia Kaiser is a two-time Emmy award-winning Producer with a contact list as an entertainment industry insider second to none. She is also a pioneering giant that other female entertainers have followed in her footsteps such as her long-time friend Oprah Winfrey. Lucia was President of Bruce Lee’s film distribution company based in Hong Kong, and the first female Executive for The Johnny Carson Show as Talent Coordinator and Publicist. Other firsts include co-founding Venus Advertising, an all-women advertisement agency, followed by her role as President of the Studio Film Exchange in the media capital of New York.
Lucia also has a heart of gold, raising millions in funds for humanitarian causes such as for Special Olympics, The Diabetes Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Children’s Ballet School to name a few. As Chairperson of the Democratic Party in Hawaii, her power connections are to the royalties of politics.
Shoko Tamai has traversed the world stage with unmatched distinction, power, beauty and elegance in the world of Ballet. She continues to dazzle the masses, evolve her profession and influence her art by combining Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance with all-original and interpretive choreography in her theater performances.
Hailing from Yamanashi, Japan, a small mountain town located in the far outskirts of Tokyo, Shoko has been a classically trained ballerina since the age of two and has since toured with The Central School of Ballet (London, UK), The American Academy of Ballet (New York, USA), The Paris Opera (France) and The Madrid Ballet School (Spain). Her undying dedication to her art has led her to grace the globe, lighting up the stages of famed venues that include London’s Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and The Theatre Royal in Glasgow.
Shoko Tamai has competed from Hong Kong to New York and has the honor of being a Finalist in The World Ballet Competition and a Gold Medalist in the New York Ballet Competition (American Academy of Ballet). Her explosive resume and qualifications aside, Shoko is a true pioneer in her own right as she distinguishes herself on-stage with her exquisite history and story-telling through expressive dance. Each one of her performances promises to deliver a unique, stimulating visual and musical experience that should not be missed!
Rande is a certified Master Reiki Practitioner, though he started his career at the early age of ten selling rockets behind the counter of his father’s hobby store. Going into school for Business and Communications, he finished three years of college, before deciding to take up a full-time professional career in entertainment, becoming a model and on-camera commercial talent. Rande also worked in youth programs and as entertainment director, going on to produce his own children show.
Over the years, Rande has become known for his beautiful smile and alluring voice. Once while shooting a television commercial, he was told by the producer: “Your smile will light up the world!” He went on to act in numerous Films and TV projects, including movies like Die Hard 2. Rande decided to put entertainment on the backburner and pursue business, quickly getting hired by a Fortune 500 company, and becoming international recruiter and motivational speaker. He has taken companies from nothing to great profitability, with an uncanny ability to develop great solutions to challenges, and the strength and knowledge to close out business deals. His global network consists of an extensive contact base in many industries, such as finance, commodities and entertainment.
In an episode of his life, Rande went off to Alaska to work for a salmon cannery. This gave him sublime time to ponder life’s universal questions, and contemplating his deepest yearning to know the reasons for our existence. Rande is the Man He is Today because of these trials and tribulations he has lived through in his amazing life-experience. The accumulation of human sufferings inevitably forced him to his knees, into his own inner prayer cycle, and awakened him to his own Inner Truth. Through his awakening he came to realize the reason for his beaming smile that he was told about years ago. What made it all possible is the Energy coming through his Heart and the Sound coming through his Voicehelping him to heal and awaken us: it is from this Sound and Energy that bring us to Love. Love is the answer to everything, and Rande says understanding Love, Energy, and Sound is a science which brings us Inner Peace. It is truly about letting go and being simple (living simply) which will bring peace. He is now teaching others to do the same through his teachings Rande’s Voice(www.randesvoice.com). Rande now lives within the balance of peace and has healed his life emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially – and he has developed an in-depth wisdom on how love can transform our lives. The Awakening is the Healing, and the Healing is the Awakening is from Rande Scott Worcester’s book: Pull the Pins Out.
2008 - Present: Senior Pastor of Washington DC Family Ministries
President of Bridging the Gap: Creating Leadership for World Peace and Social Change. With special focus of Shaping a Black Leadership of Conscience to play a pivotal role in America’s moral and social sustainability and becoming Ambassador for Peace to the world arena.
Director of American Leadership Conference - Universal Peace Federation: Promoting of Moral and Ethical American and World Leadership, playing a pivotal role in developing responsible democratic principles with God as the center, in Africa and Caribbean by building bridges with USA through educational programs, development projects and business initiatives.
CEO/Managing Director of American Development for Africa (ADFA): Supporting diversity initiatives for the United States that is consistent with the commitment to using free market and fair trade solutions to raise the living standards for African Americans at home, but further, to establish, promote, nurture and bridge American influence on the African continent through U.S. businesses investing in Africa. ADFA is uniquely positioned to be a conduit relaying American ingenuity, capital, technologies and investments.
2008 – 2014: Co-Chair of American Clergy Leadership Conference
Ecumenical group that is equipping and empowering pastors to rebuild The Family, restore The Community and renew The Nation and the world. The family is the cornerstone of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth, and ACLC pastors are working together, beyond race and denomination, promote faithful marriages and to bring God’s Blessing to families and rebuilding communities.
2001 – 2005: National Director of Grenada - Family Federation for World Peace
Rev. Oliver worked in close relations with government Ministers, including the Prime Minister. Special Assigned instructions by the Prime Minister to recruit youth leaders throughout the country to participate in Character Education leadership curriculums and seminars.
Initiated proposed package called “The Alternative Voice” dealing with HIV/AID in Grenada and the Caribbean in conjunction with the World Bank to develop a Character Education curriculum integrated within the school system’s existing academic structure.
Co-directed and traveled with World Tour for Youth cultural exchange of historical enemy countries featuring Character Education conferences called “Lasting Love Conference.” Conferences held in the following countries; United States, Beijing (China), Moscow (Russia), Jerusalem (Israel), Seoul (South Korea), Berlin (Germany), London (England). Duties included Public Relations, co-organizing and administrative responsibilities.
Commissioner for the World Air League: organizers of the World Sky Race, a history-making inaugural competitive airship race around the planet, with confirmed $1,000,000 winner’s prize. Prominent international partners include UNESCO to provide global educational programs on the cultural significance of their World Heritage sites visited by the racing airships, the Portuguese Navy to assist the airships with mid-Atlantic ocean refueling, and the Crown Prince of UAE to incorporate his international airport as part of the race route. Other prominent sites for race flyovers and landings include the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Royal Gardens in the grounds of the Versailles Palace (France), Statue of Liberty (US) and the Tai Mahal (India). Featured story has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ESPN and National Geographic.
Don has always been a trendsetter and explorer into the unknowns. His company Solex successfully implemented revolutionary new techniques devised in collaboration with NASA on the world’s largest book restoration project for the Los Angeles Public Library. Other prestigious clients include restoration projects for the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, and the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany. In recognition of his pioneering work, Don has received the R&D 100 Award, was nominated for the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest award for achievements in technology, and an elected member of the exclusive Explorer’s Club. He has been an invited Speaker to The White House, US Congress House of Representative on the Appropriations Committee, National Archives, MIT, Getty Museum, American Petroleum Institute, International Research Institute in The Netherlands, UNESCO and at the World Future Energy Summit.
Entrepreneur from a young age with over twenty year experience in the field of aviation and hospitality service (hotel and catering) in Mecca and Medina for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. Bassam’s aviation service includes acting as an agent and partner of several Nigerian airlines to cover most African countries predominantly for the transportation of pilgrims and cargo.
Muhammad Al-Bassam has been associated with Kabo Air, Dale Air, Bedgineer, Sky Power, Med-View Aviation and also acted as consultants for Rak Air (UAE), Ras Al Khaimad (for Hajj and Umrah Operations) and Air Arabia. He also operates Westlink in Nigeria, with a fleet of small Challenger, Hooker and Al-Sisna aircrafts. One of the founders of Jouba Airways (Somalia), which has regular flights to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan and other African destinations. Bassam is currently CEO of Western Aviation Services, and President of Jeddah Eagles Aviation.
In the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bassam established an aircraft leasing company catering to business clients and high-valued passengers including Royalties and Government Ministers in the Gulf countries.
Adeniyi Ogunkoya, M.D has practiced in the Medical Profession for over three decades.
• SUNY (Doctorate Degree in Medicine) – 1981
• University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) 1981 - 1985 specialties in
1. Internal Medicine
• University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) 1986 - 1988
• Board Certified in Pediatrics by American Board of Pediatrics
• Board Certified in Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine
• Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics 1988 - 2016
• Instructor for Medical Residents
• Instructor for Medical Students
• President and Chief Medical Director Adeniyi Ogunkoya, M.D., P.C. 1988 – Present
• President and Chief Executive Office Prime Care Pharmacy 1987 - 2004
• President Medical Staff East Orange General Hospital 2007 - 2011
• Medical Director for 430 Bed Capacity Medical & Nursing Facility, Newark
• East Orange General Hospital 1988 - Present
• Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark
• UMDNJ - State of New Jersey Medical Teaching Hospital, Newark
• Columbus Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH), Newark
• Chairman Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee at East Orange General Hospital 1985 - 1989
• Chief Coordinator For MED-PEDS Clinic at UMDNJ 1985 - 1989
• Member Curriculum Committee at UMDNJ Department of Pediatrics 1984 - 1985
• Executive Committee and Treasurer Medical Staff Committee at East Orange General Hospital
• Chairman Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas, NJ Chapter 2000 - 2004
• Section Head of Allergy & Immunology at East Orange General Hospital 1990 - Present
• President Medical Staff at East Orange General Hospital 2007 - 2011
• Member Board of Trustee at East Orange General Hospital 2005 - 2011
• Physician at Newark Community Health Center
• Board of Director - Transcorp, Nigeria 2007 – 2013
• Member of Ministerial Committee to establish World Class Hospitals and Diagnostic Center in the six Geopolitical Areas 2012 – 2015
• Coordinator Medical Mission to Kaduna, Nigeria – 2003
• Leader Medical Mission to Onitsha, Nigeria – 2005
More than 30 years of experience in Aircraft Operations Management, Training and Compliance Management, Airport Management, Regulations and Policies Management, Air Traffic Control and Management Systems. Recently retired from American Airlines and American Eagles Airlines (AMR Corporation) as the Managing Director of Engineering, ran the engineering operations and was responsible for the oversight of maintenance, repairs, airframes, components, inspections, power plant engineering, logistics support and compliance to safety regulations. Provide technical and operational guidance to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Repair Stations, Airlines, Government Agencies and Regulatory Bodies. Currently the CEO/Chairman of CADA AERO LLC; an MRO, Engineering Services & Technical Consulting Company.
QUEEN BLESSING ITUA
A multifaceted Woman Of Worth, inspirational author, international adviser, development advocate, unlocking the blessing code ambassador, and woman on wellness image coach. She is a multi-award winner, and a recipient of the President Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the 44th President of the United States, President Barrack Obama for Excellence in Service.
Queen Blessing’s academic qualifications are as outstanding as her accomplishments with Doctorates in Ministry and Theology, a Master of Public Health Informatics, and a Doctoral Candidate in Natural Medicine. She is a Public Health Practitioner - Specialist in Preventive Wellness, a Biochemist - Specialist in Fitness Nutrition/Training, and a Certified Psychotherapist Counsellor.
George rose through the ranks of US Agency for International Development (USAID) from Deputy Director (Operations), Director (Personnel, Administration and Finance) to become General Manager (Administration and Logistics Unit). In a career spanning two decades he has been chief coordinator on many international projects with partners including African-American Institute, Chemonics International and ARD Burlington. He is currently Chairman of GEMA Access and Zdravexport Nigeria, and was the organizer for Our Collective international trade delegation to Nigeria in early 2018.
A member of the British Institute of Management Specialists, George graduated from the Metropolitan University of London (UK) with Higher National Diploma (Business Studies) and Post-Graduate Degree (Development Economics). He also holds a Master’s degree (Business Management) and Honorary Doctoral (Theology) from US institutes.
Sen is Chinese American who has lived in West Virginia for over 20 years. A graduate from West Virginia University with Electrical Engineering Degree, he has more than 10 years of experience in international trade. His business enterprises covers United States, China, Peru, Brazil, Chile, and Guinea Conakry in Africa.
After many years of experience with diverse cultures and backgrounds of business partners in different countries, Sen has developed business strategies to satisfy the requirements of clients and suppliers to ensure good operating trade processes. He also trains and cultivate new team members, gauging their abilities, expertise and assigning them to the most suitable projects to maximize efficiency and productivity. Through years of efforts, he has successfully established an international trade team operating with Origin-to-Origin (OTO) approach concept, which helps to gain greater trust from his business partners and enhanced their confidence on doing the multi-lateral trades to establish the comprehensive business developments within his company. For his company he has also established and developed relations with world-famous corporations: Jiangxi Copper Corporation (www.jxcc.com) based in China and one of the top 5 copper smelters in Asia; Shandong Zhaojin Group (www.gold-zhaoyuan.com), who engages in gold mining, gold processing and trading, advanced technologies, and real estate worldwide; and Sino Energy International Holdings Group (www.sino-energyint.com.hk). Sen has formulated company policies, and coordinated the needs of all sectors of the company to maintain the required team focus on managing and running projects with good momentum of growth.
Vice President of Assure Group International
International Managing Director of Xinyu Xinquan Mining
President of Sinogrande Import & Export (Xia Men)
JIN HWA YOUN
Professor Youn is an experienced global business investment adviser in the fields of public sector infrastructure, energy and utilities, and capital raising. For over 30 years, he was Senior Economist at the Asian Development Bank, where he originated sovereign loans totaling $2 billion dollars across the bank’s member countries including Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Pacific Islands.
Subsequently, he became Co-Chairman of private sector Korean construction companies where he developed business partnerships for bridges, highways, and multi-purpose commercial and project financing across Asian countries, including China.
Currently, he serves as the Founder and Principal Consultant at Focus Consulting LLC. He also lectures a MBA program at Beulah Height University in Atlanta, Georgia.
His academic qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Economics (specializing in Economic Development) from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Sto.Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He is a citizen of South Korea, with permanent resident status in the United States.
Last Member (The Future)
Born in Venezuela, educated in Europe (Spain), a true citizen of the world. Bilingual in English and Spanish, speaks fluent Catalan and basic German as well. Qualified with European Baccalaureate in Performing Arts and Music.
Andrea Wen is a versatile woman in the Arts, Business, and Charity. A creative talent as Writer, Journalist, Public Speaker, Actress, and Filmmaker.
Creator of One Humanity One World (OHOW) Global Social Movement for a New World of Peace. Executive Director of KLYSTAR, a US charitable foundation dedicated to the unification of religion and science; on the Board of Directors of Museum of the Future Foundation, a UN registered NGO with humanitarian mission goals to educate and promote global peace.
Co-Creator of One GOD One Religion (OGOR) Global Unification Movement and Master Scribe for the world translations of the divine GOD Manuscripts.
Business Partner of Future Trends, an International Corporation, group of companies conducting business in various regions, diverse industries, and with multiple formulas and modes of operation, and Business Partner of KLYTEC, an LLC Company, team of scientists and engineers dedicated to the development of technologies for the betterment of humanity and the environment.
Member of Our Collective Global Alliance of Artists, Artisans and Activists, Andrea Wen is also a Young Environmental Activist, Campaigner for Animal Rights dedicated to Humanitarianism, promoting a harmonious way of life that respects all living beings on Earth. An Intellectual Art Lover, Passionate about Theology and world cultures, with a life focus on the accumulation of wisdom from divine sources.
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