APIF Speakers List:

H.E. Mr. Sorena Sattari

H.E. Mr. Sorena Sattari

Vice President for Science & Technology, I. R. Iran.
H. E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

H. E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.
Mr. Saied Reza Ameli

Mr. Saied Reza Ameli

Director of the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture and Cyberspace Policy Research Center and Full professor of communications at the University of Tehran, I. R. Iran.
Dr. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht

Dr. Mohammad Bagher Nobakht

Vice President and Head of Plan and Budget Organization, I.R. Iran.
Mr. Hong Joo Hahm

Mr. Hong Joo Hahm

Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP.
H. E. Mr. Mansour Gholami

H. E. Mr. Mansour Gholami

Minister of Science, Research and Technology, I. R. Iran.
H. E. Mr. Malik Samarawickrama

H. E. Mr. Malik Samarawickrama

Minister of Development Strategies, International Trade, Science, Technology and Research, Sri Lanka.
H. E. Mr. Ali Morteza Birang

H. E. Mr. Ali Morteza Birang

Head of the Center for International Science and Technology Cooperation, I. R. Iran.
H.E. Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano

H.E. Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano

Undersecretary, Department of Science and Technology, the Philippines.
H. E. Mr. Has Bunton

H. E. Mr. Has Bunton

Secretary General, National Science and Technology Council, Ministry of Planning, Cambodia

H. E. Mr. Zainul Abidin Rasheed

H. E. Mr. Zainul Abidin Rasheed

Special Envoy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Middle East, Singapore
Mr. YE Dongbai

Mr. YE Dongbai

Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, China
H. E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour

H. E. Dr. Hadi Soleimanpour

Secretary General, Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
H. E. Mr. Sherali Saidamir Jonon

H. E. Mr. Sherali Saidamir Jonon

Deputy Secretary-General, Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Ms. Atefeh Riazi

Ms. Atefeh Riazi

Assistant Secretary General & Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations
Mr. Peyman Salehi

Mr. Peyman Salehi

Chair of ESCAP 2nd Committee on Information and Communications Technology & Science, Technology and Innovation and Chair of the First Asia Pacific Innovation Forum (APIF 2019)
Mr. Mahdi Elyasi

Mr. Mahdi Elyasi

Deputy for Policymaking & Development at Vice Presidency for Science & Technology, I. R. Iran
Ms. Marta Perez Cuso

Ms. Marta Perez Cuso

Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
Mr. Farhang Fassihi

Mr. Farhang Fassihi

Secretary of the Coordinating Committee at the Iranian National Council for Science, Research & Technology and Former Deputy of the Iranian National Innovation Fund, I. R. Iran
Mr. Tengfei Wang

Mr. Tengfei Wang

Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
Mr. Denis Nkala

Mr. Denis Nkala

UNOSSC Regional Coordinator

Other Speakers:

  • Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency, Thailand.
  • Rajabov Jahongir, Director, 55 Startup, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Tajikistan.
  • Maryam Javan Shahraki, UNIDO Representative, Iran Country Office.
  • Mostafa Mohaghegh, Senior Coordinator, Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), ESCAP.
  • Zeinab Hamidzadeh, Women Affairs Advisor to Vice President for Science & Technology, I. R. Iran.
  • Rokeya Khaton, Deputy Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Anthony C. Sales, Regional Director, Department of Science and Technology, the Philippines.
  • Mia Mikic, Director of Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP.
  • Cvetan Cvetkovski, Officer-in-Charge, UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran.
  • David Sokhasing, Managing Director, Angel Investment Network, Indonesia.
  • Hamidreza Amirinia, Barakat Venture Fund, I.R. Iran.
  • Jinwon Kang, Research Fellow, R&D Evaluation Center, Korean Institute of S&T Evaluation Planning, Republic of Korea.
  • Batnairamdal Otgonshar, Advisor to the Chief of the Cabinet Office, Mongolia.
  • Sharmila Binti Mohamed Salleh, CEO, Yayasan Inovasi, Malaysia.
  • Anamika Dey, CEO, Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN), India.
  • Ms Shahida Sultana, Deputy Secretary, Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Government of Bangladesh.
  • Marta Perez Cuso, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP.
  • Sunkook Kwon, Secretary-General, Asian Science Park Association (ASPA).
  • Mehdi Keshmiri, Director General for Technology Planning & Policy Making, Ministry of Science, Research & Technology, I. R. Iran.
  • Sri Setiawati, Director of the Center for Research, Science and Technology, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia.
  • Vilaysone Bouphalat, Deputy Director General, Department of Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Lao PDR.
  • Amin Reza Khaleghian, Director General of Communications and International Affairs, Pardis Technology Park, I. R. Iran.
  • Dato Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin, Director, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC).
  • Raslan Ahmad, Senior Vice President, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • George Benaroya, Vice President Finance, Long Term Investments, LLC.