Instructors

Rick Goossen

Richard (Rick) J. Goossen, Course Lead, specializes in Christian marketplace & entrepreneurial leadership as a practitioner, advisor, leader, speaker, professor, author and researcher. Rick works with Covenant Family Wealth Advisors (Vancouver & Toronto) (www.covenant.ca), as a Relationship Manager and Strategic Advisor.

Rick has extensive experience doing business in Asia. He previously worked in Hong Kong for five years, with the largest law firm (Johnson, Stokes & Master) and a leading merchant bank (Hambro Pacific). He co-founded a property investment firm in Hong Kong that generated up to $30 million in revenue per year. Rick has edited five books and authored three books related to entrepreneurship. Two of the books he authored are available in six translations. 

Rick’s education includes the following: a Ph.D. from Middlesex University, London, UK; a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University, New York City; a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from McGill University, Montreal; and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Hons.) (First Class) from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. With respect to professional credentials, Rick was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and voluntarily withdrew his membership to focus entirely on business pursuits.

Dr. Bill Foo 

Dr. Bill Foo has over 30 years’ experience in financial services in Asia (1983-2015).  He was CEO, ANZ Singapore for 12 years, running the bank with 2,200 staff and approximate revenues of US$500 million and profits of US$100 million annually.  He was Vice Chairman ANZ South Asia for 4 years, Southeast Asia Head of Investment Banking and President of Schroders Indonesia for 7 years and was with Citibank/Citicorp (Director)  & Bank of America (AVP) for 10 years.

Bill is currently Chairman Tung Lok Group, with 31 restaurants in Singapore.  He is Senior Advisor, Lazard Asia (NYSE listed Lazard Ltd) and Bank of Singapore (one of Asia’s largest private banks with over US$100 billion in assets under management.  He is Director, Israel Corp Power/Kenon Holdings (NYSE listed).  He is Lead Director and Chair of Audit Committee of CDL Hospitality (19 hotels with US$2 billion of assets) and Mewah Intl (US$ 3.0 billion Agri Turnover company).  He is Director and Co-Founder Tower Capital PE (72% owner of Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical/one of the world's largest medical companies) and PTC Logistics (50%).

He is unofficial chair of the Singapore Friends of Israel Group.  In March 2015 Bill and his wife Sarah Jane were honored to host a Friendship Dinner at their home for Israel President Reuven Rivlin together with the Israel Embassy for about 100 Singapore Friends of Israel, and host about 20-30 Israeli start up companies annually in Singapore. Bill was also Co-Chair of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra visit with Zubin Mehta in 2017 and 2015.

Bill is Director, International Institute of Strategic Studies Asia (organiser of an annual Singapore Shangrila Defence Ministers Dialogue, with attendees US Secretary of Defence, Canadian Defence Minister et al.  He is a Member of McGill University’s Asia Board and National University of Singapore President's Council.  He is a Special Adviser to the Chancellor, James Cook University, Australia.

Bill is presently Chairman Salvation Army Singapore/South Asia (one of the largest charities in Singapore/South Asia), Chairman, Heartware Network (one of the largest youth charity organisations in Singapore), Chairman, CEO Forum Fellowship and Co-Chairman Prayer@marketplace, a prayer ministry of the National Council of Churches Singapore.

His education includes:  B. Admin (Concordia University), MBA (McGill University) and an Honorary Doctor of Commerce (James Cook University).

 Lord Stephen Green

Lord Stephen K. Green has been described by the Wall Street Journal as in "a universe of one"--he ran one of the world's top banks, he is an author and he is an ordained non-stipendary minister in the Church of England.  This is a unique combination.  Lord Green is former Group Chief Executive and Group Chairman of HSBC, Holdings plc.  HSBC is one of the world’s largest banks, with 250,000 employees and generating $80 billion in revenue.

He was created a Life Peer in 2010 and was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 11 January 2011.  He retired from this position on 9 December 2013.  Lord Green began his career in 1970 with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development.  In 1977, he joined McKinsey & Co Inc, management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.  

Stephen Green has written four books -- Serving God? Serving Mammon? [1996], Good Value, Choosing a Better Life in Business [2009], Reluctant Meister - How Germany's Past is Shaping its European Future [2014] and The European Identity - Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny [2015]. Stephen Green is married with two daughters. He was educated at Lancing College, Sussex, and at Oxford University where he graduated in 1969 with a BA (First Class Honours) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.  He also obtained a Masters Degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.

John Lennox

John Lennox (www.johnlennox.org) is an Oxford professor and Christian apologist who has engaged around the world with the leading atheists of our day.  He has taken a stand for his faith in a very public fashion, straddling the worlds of high-level mathematics and science with that of apologetics and Christian theology.  

John is in great demand worldwide as a keynote speaker.  Some of his debates have been watched over 250,000 times on YouTube.  His experience debating with atheists in the former Iron Curtain countries (he speaks fluent Russian and German) prepared him well for dealing with the “New Atheists.”

John is experienced is working with leading business people from around the world to share his insights on how to function effectively in a secular—even highly anti-Christian—society.  One of his books is on Daniel and titled, Against the Flow.   Read more HERE.

 People - Michael Lloyd

Revd Dr. Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall and was formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and the Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge University. Dr Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London.  He has published the popular introduction Café Theology and has a particular interest in the doctrine of evil, the problem of pain - and an inexplicable love of cricket.

Michael is the author of a popular-level systematic theology, entitled Cafe Theology, and a regular contributor to a theological podcast called The GodPod. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the Problem of Evil, and helped edit a book on the Problem of Evil in the light of evolutionary theory and modern genetics. He loves walking, theatre, puppetry and music – and has an inexplicable love of cricket. A friend once said of him that he has the unique ability simultaneously to raise and lower the tone of any conversation. 

 Karl_Moore_2013

Karl Moore, Ph.D., Course Lead, has been ranked among the top twenty management thinkers in the world.  He is renowned for his engaging presentations.  He brings together theory and practice:  he is widely respected as for his academic research and writings and he is equally comfortable hobnobbing with CEOs and high profile entrepreneurs running billion-dollar companies.  Karl is Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management & Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine McGill University.  He is also an Associate Fellow, Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

He has taught extensively in leading executive education/MBA programs around the world including: Oxford, Cambridge, INSEAD, Cornell, Duke, LBS, Skolkovo (Moscow), RSM (Holland), Queens, McGill, IIM Bangalore (India), Renmin (Beijing), and Darden. An active consultant Dr. Moore has worked with Air Canada, British Airways, IATA, Lufthansa, Nokia, IBM, Volvo, HP, Motorola, Accenture, Morgan Stanley and other firms.  Dr. Moore's publications include over two hundred articles, books, chapters in books, and papers. His research has been published in a number of leading journals.

 People - Philip Ng

 

Philip Ng* is Chairman of Far East Organization (FEO) in Singapore.  FEO is the largest private property developer in Singapore. It has two listed subsidiaries, Far East Orchard Limited and Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. It also has a sister company, Sino Group, one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong.  FEO has developed 750 properties in Singapore, including those in Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping and entertainment district.  FEO produces one in every six houses sold to the public. It is the only developer in the world to win ten FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Awards, the highest honour in international real estate.  FEO has a total of 13,000 employees in Singapore and worldwide.

Philip Ng, along with his brother Robert, according to Bloomberg, have an estimated net worth of US$9.8 billion. They ranked No. 131 in the Forbes list of richest on a worldwide scale. Philip Ng has publicly declared FEO to be a “Christian Enterprise.” He is making a stand on values—and is committed to living them out. His approach is a challenge to Christians and non-Christians alike throughout the world. Click HERE. to read the blog post titled, "Philip Ng, Chairman, Far East Organization:  A Billionaire Family's Christian Enterprise."

*NOTE:  In 2018 Philip Ng will be participating via video conference.

 

Simon Pillar is a Founder and Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) (www.pep.com.au), the largest local private equity firm in Australia and New Zealand.  Simon is now based in the UK, but spent much of his career in Australia.  Funds managed by PEP have made more than 26 operating company investments, and more than 90 bolt-on acquisitions. PEP V closed in September 2015 at the hard cap of A$2.1 billion.  The firm has approximately A$3.5 billion in assets under management. It is the largest private equity fund manager in Australasia as measured by FUA.  The background of the PEP principals in strategy and implementation combines with the industry knowledge and operational experience of portfolio management teams to deliver full potential at individual operating companies. Success is based on a partnership model comprising agreed objectives, share economics and mutual trust.  The PEP Funds target investments in a wide range of industries including: industrial services, energy, consumer products, entertainment and 'big data'/financial services. A number of these businesses already have operations in Asia, and others are in the process of developing operations in the region.  PEP is frequently recognised by the industry as a leader and has received many awards including Firm of the Year, Best LBO Deal of the Year and Private Equity Firm of the Year, and has been included in the list of Top 20 Consistent Performers Globally by Preqin.  All mature PEP funds are currently in the top quartile. PEP is cited as a top performer in terms of performance consistency by the most recent Preqin Private Equity Report (www.preqin.com). 

Prior to founding PEP, Simon was a Partner with Bain & Company and worked as a strategy consultant in the US, Singapore and Sydney.  He started his working life as an engineer with The Royal Dutch/Shell Group in The Netherlands.  Simon received a BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from the Wharton School where he was a Thouron Scholar. 

Until relocating to England in 2013, Simon was the chairman of Gospel Patrons Society in Australia. GPS was established in 2000 to encourage business people to think strategically about supporting gospel ministry with their time and talents as well as financially. Simon was also a collaborator in the book Gospel Patrons – People Who Generosity Changed The World, and with the ministry that has emerged from that www.gospelpatrons.org.