Speakers

Day 1

Opening Speech

Yong Sik Ok

Full Professor, Division of Environmental
Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University
Highly Cited Researcher (Environment and Ecology, Engineering, Biology/Biochemistry)
  • President, International ESG Association (IESGA)
  • Director, APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program
  • President-Elect, European Society (ISTEB Committee)
  • Chair, ICOBTE(Europe) / ICHMET(USA) (Hosted in Korea, 2025)
  • Member, Seoul Forum
  • International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) for Applied Energy Symposium MIT A+B Co-organized Harvard University
  • Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia / Adjunct Professor, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • APRU Sustainable Waste Management: https://apru.org/our-work/pacific-rim-challenges/sustainable-waste-management/

Iman Harymawan

Full Professor, Department of Accounting, Universitas Airlangga

  • Head, Center for Environmental, Social, and Governance Studies (CESGS)
  • Former Consultant, UN Development Programme
  • Editor in Chief, Asian Journal of Accounting Research
  • Head, Research Center, Faculty of Economics and Business (CPEBR)

Keynote Session : Sustainability in Nusantara

William Mitch

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Member, Bio-X
  • Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
  • Awardee of Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology in 2013
  • Elected Vice-Chair of the 4th Disinfection Byproducts Gordon Conference in 2015

Yong Sik Ok

Full Professor, Division of Environmental
Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University
Highly Cited Researcher (Environment and Ecology, Engineering, Biology/Biochemistry)
  • President, International ESG Association (IESGA)
  • Director, APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program
  • President-Elect, European Society (ISTEB Committee)
  • Chair, ICOBTE(Europe) / ICHMET(USA) (Hosted in Korea, 2025)
  • Member, Seoul Forum
  • International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) for Applied Energy Symposium MIT A+B Co-organized Harvard University
  • Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia / Adjunct Professor, University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • APRU Sustainable Waste Management: https://apru.org/our-work/pacific-rim-challenges/sustainable-waste-management/

Paralel Session : Managing Sustainability – Lessons Learned from Nusantara

Ali Abbas

Professor at School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Deputy Director of Industry Innovation and Commercialisation, Sydney Nano
  • Director of Waste Transformation Research Hub
  • Director of Laboratory for Multiscale Systems
  • SOAR Fellow at the University of Sydney
  • Founding Director of the Waste Transformation Research Hub

Keynote Session: Sustainable Investment in Nusantara

Darwin Cyril Noerhadi

Chairman Creador Indonesia at Creador Private Equity

  • Commissioner at Hermina Hospital Group
  • President Commissioner at PT Mandiri SekuritasSenior Managing Director at PT Creador

Paralel Session : Critical Mineral & Battery Recycling

Longbin Huang

Full Professor and a Program leader in The University of Queensland

  • Member of APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program
  • Member of The University of Sydney Nano Institute
  • Committee of Australian Soil Science Society
  • Committee of Soil Science Society of America
  • Committee of American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR)
  • Member of Editorial Board, BIOCHAR

Daniel Tsang

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Chief Advisor, FGI Group
  • Editor-in-Chief npj Materials Sustainability
  • Editor Journal of Environmental Management
  • Editor Waste Disposal and Sustainable Energy
  • Editorial Board Carbon Research
  • Editorial Board Biochar

Paralel Session : Mitigating Climate Change from Industry Perspective

Claudia von Hammerstein

Associate at McKinsey & Company

  • Co-leader, Sustainability & Health, McKinsey Health Institute
  • Co-leader, Life Sciences Services and Sustainability in Life Sciences, McKinsey and Company
  • Partner in Life Sciences & Healthcare, Geographical Leader in South East Asia

Day 2

Keynote Session : Sustainability Adaptation and Resilience

Jay Hyuk Rhee

Professor, School of Business Administration, Korea University

  • President, International ESG Association (IESGA)
  • Chair, ESG Management Committee of the Korea Teachers’ Pension
  • ESG Committee, National Institute of Forest Science
  • Advisory Committee Member, The Korea Listed Companies Council
  • Member, Korea University ESG Committee
  • President, Korea University ESG Research Institute

Iman Harymawan

Full Professor, Department of Accounting, Universitas Airlangga

    • Head, Center for Environmental, Social, and Governance Studies (CESGS)
    • Former Consultant, UN Development Programme
    • Editor in Chief, Asian Journal of Accounting Research
    • Head, Research Center, Faculty of Economics and Business (CPEBR)

Lawrence Loh

Professor, Business School, National University of Singapore

  • Director, Centre for Governance and Sustainability, NUS Business School
  • Deputy Head of Department (Strategy and Policy), NUS Business School
  • Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Al Ghurair University

Paralel Session : Managing Social Issue in Corporate

Thomas Shim

Partner at Affirma Capital

  • Former employee at SK Telecom
  • Former employee at Standard Chartered Private Equity
  • Former Project Manager at Doosan Industrial Vehicle and Samyang Packaging
  • MBA Graduate from INSEAD

Ji Heon Oh

EPartner and Attorney at One Law Partner – LLC

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the School Violence Review Committee, Seoul Daechi Elementary School
  • Member of Young ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)
  • Former Delegate of Korean Bar Association

Paralel Session : Corporate Responsibility for Plastic Pollution Reduction –  Governance Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

Azlan Amran

Professor Graduate School of Business Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Professor of Graduate School of Business
  • Dean at the Graduate School of Business
  • Corporate Social Reporting Expert
  • Technical Committee for ISO 26000 Malaysia

Sung Yeon Hwang

Professor, Department of Plant & Environmental New Resources, Kyung Hee University

  • Director, International ESG Association (IESGA)
  • Member of Directors, Korean Bioplastics Association
  • Former Head, Center for Bio-based Chemistry, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT)
  • Former Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology, Korea

Day 3

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) – Special Session (Training)

William Mitch

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • Member, Bio-X
  • Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
  • Awardee of Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology in 2013
  • Elected Vice-Chair of the 4th Disinfection Byproducts Gordon Conference in 2015