About Makan For Hope Festival 2021
#Makanforhope Festival 2021 is a dynamic series of virtual roundtable conversations happening throughout 24 June – 30 July 2021 within the Asia tech community. Our theme for this year is "Seeding Hope for Future Generations".
We are bringing together intellectually curious and like-minded folks for the opportunity to learn from one another and benefit from peer learning. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fei Yue, one of Singapore’s largest charity organizations. Thus this is a unique opportunity to grow yourself while giving back at the same time.
Makan For Hope is proudly brought to you by Asia Startup Network.
Background on Host
Manpreet Ratia is a Partner focussed on Portfolio Development with Jungle, SE Asia largest Independent Venture Capital firm. He is a senior business leader with over 25 years in leadership postions with world class financial services (Citibank, GE Capital) and e-commerce businesses (Amazon, Flipkart). He helps invest in; and then sits on the board of companies, helping them build to last and continue to win on the marketplace.
Before Jungle, Manpreet was COO with the Flipkart Group where he drove strategies and built and scaled processes, systems and talent to enable the Flipkart’s fashion vertical to grow 5X in 4 years. He was a key member of the leadership team which enabled Walmart’s $16Bn investment into Flipkart.
As Senior Director with Amazon in India he helped power Amazon India’s exponential growth, by building world’s first e-commerce in house fulfilment operations at scale; which now delivers, direct to customers, 85% of all orders inhouse, giving significant cost and customer experience advantage. He was the COO for Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions for Asia he innovated and then implemented across 96 countries a new network and client management model, allowing Citibank’s Global Treasury and Trade Business to be the largest EBIDTA contributor for the Citibank franchise. He also played a key role in restructuring Citibank India’s consumer portfolio in helping execute on divesture of Citi’s captive BPO to TCS and optimization of the NBFC portfolio.
Prior to Citi he was a member of GE Capital Asia Leadership team that drove strategic investments in the area of consumer lending, card and SME finance into Hyundai Capital, Bank of Ayudhya, and Keppel Bank (Philippines), Cosmos Bank (Taiwan) and Shenzen Development Bank (China), SBI Cards in India, Walmart co branded card in China.
Manpreet graduated from St Xavier’s College Kolkata and subsequently did his managemen education from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Columbia Business School in New York. He is based in Singapore and has lived and worked in United States, Hong Kong, Bangkok and India. He loves cooking, real-time gaming, loves his family holidays and has a strong interest in middle eastern and European history.
Here are our Sponsors and Partners:
What does each ticket entitle you to?
1. A 90-minute intimate virtual conversation with the host, a shepherd and 9 other attendees for peer learning and networking opportunities
2. 250% tax deduction for Singapore-based attendees (only)
3. A meal e-voucher is included in the ticket price (for Singapore-based attendees only), select choice of:
4. Digital goodie bag: you enjoy a S$1,500+ worth digital goodie bag containing:
Early Bird Tickets (before 16th June 2021) -> S$100*
Regular Tickets (from 16th June 2021 onwards) -> S$150*
Please note that if you choose to pay via Stripe, there are Stripe charges of up to $5.78 on top of the donation amount. You will be paying $155.78 instead of $150 for the ticket.