Dr. Rainer Wolf, Vice President & General Manager for Manufacturing Operations, Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Dr. Wolf is leading Edwards Lifesciences largest Heart-Valve Manufacturing Operation globally, which has contributed to more than 65% of Edwards Corporate revenue in 2018, giving more than 2,000 employees a “life-saving” responsibility here in Singapore. Of German Nationality, Rainer joined Edwards Lifesciences in August 2013 as VP & General Manager for Edwards Manufacturing Operations in Singapore. Prior to Edwards Lifesciences, Rainer was with Ansell Healthcare Limited in the capacity of Vice President, Global Operations for their Sexual Wellness Business Unit. He worked with Ansell from 2003 to 2013 in both Malaysia and Thailand. Before Ansell, Rainer was the Senior Group Manager for 3M Malaysia. During his 14 years with 3M, Rainer held a number of senior engineering, manufacturing and business development positions in Germany and Malaysia, working directly with customers in developing new products, as well as leading large-scale manufacturing- and continuous improvement-initiatives in the Asian environment. Prior to joining 3M, Rainer was with Monsanto Germany, where he was a Technical Market Development Specialist, spearheading the application of thermoplastic Elastomers in the Automotive Industry. From 1984 to 1987, Rainer was with Fried Kunststofftechnik in Germany, one of Europe's leading suppliers of technical precision parts and assemblies made of plastic in small, medium and large series for use in most relevant industry sectors.
Ms. Crystal Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & CEO, Forest Wolf
Crystal is an expert on future-readiness, an education pioneer and a public speaker on the global stage. She is the CEO of Forest Wolf, a future-readiness consultancy and Strategic Advisor to Minerva Project, one of the most innovative Universities globally, and the most selective University in the Western world. Crystal is also the co-author of the book Deep Human, a guide to the social emotional superskills of the future, and writes for Channel NewsAsia on careers, talent development and life skills.Prior to Forest Wolf, Crystal was the founding Director of the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates, where she implemented innovative large-scale future-ready skills programmes which have prepared over 15,000 youth for a rapidly changing world. Today, Crystal travels around the world advising corporates and government bodies on how best to prepare for the future and is passionate about shifting consciousness.
Dr. Gregor Lim-Lange, Co-Founder & Chief Psychologist, Forest Wolf
Dr Gregor Lim-Lange is an expert in the fields of clinical and positive psychology, social emotional intelligence and mindfulness, and the Co-Founder and Chief Psychologist of Forest Wolf, a future-readiness consultancy. He was previously the Head of Learning & Development at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Future-ready Graduates and a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department. Greg is also the co-author of the book Deep Human, a guide to the social emotional superskills of the future, and writes for Channel NewsAsia on psychology and mental wellness. Greg delights in designing innovative curricula and programmes, researching outcomes and working with individuals, leaders, couples and families. He is also a highly sought after educator, psychotherapist, and mindfulness teacher. He is also the co-editor of Clinical Psychology in Singapore.
Mr. Richard Yeo,Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic
Richard holds a Bachelor Science Honors degree specializing in Pharmacy from National University of Singapore. He has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of product regulations, registrations and approvals for pharmaceuticals, cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices, pesticides and biopharmaceuticals. He was plant manager at an antibiotics plant in Singapore, manufacturing both Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished products. He is well-versed with cGMP, ICH and PIC/S standards for quality assurance for pharmaceuticals and ISO 14335 for medical devices. He is also an ad hoc consultant for cGMP, cGDP, cGWP audits for our industry partners. As one of the few professionals trained in this area, he has served in various working committee and trade delegations, working alongside Trade Development Board and Economic Development Board officers in World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Properties Office. He has also played a pivotal role working with regulators from all ASEAN members to discuss and draft outline for Common Technical Dossiers. In his current position in Republic Polytechnic, he is responsible for the launching the first (and only) Earn and Learn Program (ELP) which lead to a part time diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is currently working on the Professional Conversion Program (PCP) for Regulatory Affairs Professionals. He is also conducting lessons in cGMP, Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Biopharmaceuticals for both PET and CET students in Republic Polytechnic.
Mr. Dwayne Wang, OTR Facilitator, A*STAR
Dwayne is an IAF-Certified Professional Facilitator and has been working passionately within A*STAR’s GET-Up team to level up local SMEs in their innovation capabilities. He also works with C-Suite management on their technology adoption/integration strategies using the Operation and Technology Roadmapping (OTR) methodology (based on Cambridge’s T-Plan). The OTR programme was awarded the ASTAR Borderless Award for fostering collaboration between multiple stakeholders within the MTI network. Dwayne has worked with over 40 companies on a 1-to-1 basis, within industries as diverse as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Lifestyle and Professional Services.