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FOONG Wai Fong

FOONG Wai Fong, based in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, is the Founding Director of Megatrends Asia. She co-founded the GEM Group, a successful education management venture, acting in China and Southeast Asia, and has also set up and managed the Global Hanyu & Culture College, a member of the worldwide network of the Confucius Institute. As honors graduate of Economics from the University of Malaya, she directs Asian research programs from bases in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. Her research areas include macroeconomic trends in Asia, the progress of reform and changes in China, cultural industries and sustainable development.

Ms. Foong has an extensive business experience and received the “Top Women Entrepreneur Award” from the Malaysian Government. She regularly consults with multinationals and local governments, having served as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam. She contributes to several regional economic and business publications on a regular basis, having 3 best-selling books to her credit: “The New Asian Way”, “We have to talk, Mr. Prime Minister” and “Culture is Good Business”. She is working on a new book, “Redefining the Good Life – Ensure a future for mankind”.