Regina Mead has extensive experience in building companies as a serial entrepreneur for the past 25 years having built a multi-million construction company. Within the first 2 years the company became a game-changer for the region and set precedent in establishing green roofing systems in the high-end roofing market and the go to company for trouble shooting roofing issues.
Her love of travel led her to success in the international markets with a primary focus in frontier and emerging markets where she established her brand quickly. With her intuitive disposition she has successfully established her company in the Asian, South American and African Markets. Through her efforts and the in-country partners she works with; she has been extremely effective in navigating the political maze in various frontier markets and has assisted her clients in obtaining contracts and financing for energy projects. Her company was also identified to participate in the development of a large swath of land in the DRC.
Regina believes a company is only as good as the people you work with and works with some of the most brilliant minds; as a result her company has represented US, European and Asian Brands from Fortune 100 to Fortune 1000. With her knowledge of frontier and emerging markets Regina has spent the last 10 years working in some of the most remote locations. An outdoors person she has traveled to over 50 countries and has trekked to remote areas in Thailand which could only be reached by foot. She is also a mentor to many people and takes the time and effort to assist them in achieving their goals and objectives.
Ms. Mead began her career as a financial analyst with a Fortune 50 company. As a consultant with the DOD she was responsible for creating economic and statistical matrices to determine variable risk factors. These models were driven by data supplied by Aeronautical and Reliability Engineers.
Recently, Regina was invited to participate in the Waste to Energy Symposium in Khartoum, Sudan at the request of the UNECA and African Union as well as the symposium on Structural Governance and Transformation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She was also the commencement speaker for a College in Monrovia, Liberia, where she has sponsored 6 young adults to continue their college studies.
She has been nominated to ITAC(Industry Trade and Advisory Committee), a recipient of the EWAC Artemis Award which was presented in Greece, the Anna Del Valle award which was presented in Chile, a participant of APEC/WLN (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation/Women’s Leaders Network), FCEM and other international Organizations. Ms. Mead also holds certificates in Project Management: Conflict Resolution, Strategic Negotiation and LEED, as well as being a past member of USGBC and PMI. She received her degree in Economics from Bryant University.
Ex-Ambassador Isaiah Zimba Chabala
Isaiah Zimba Chabala, a career foreign service and senior government official for many years. Ambassador Chabala served as Under-Secretary for Budget and Economic Affairs and Director of Economic and Technical Cooperation, among other senior government appointments. He is the former Ambassador of Zambia to the United Nations and International Organizations in New York and Geneva, the European Union and, concurrently to Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. He serves on the boards of non-governmental organizations in special consultative status with the United Nations, including the Global Alliance for Women’s Health and Innovation for Africa. He also serves as an international consultant with Starkey Hearing Foundation, the largest provider of free hearing-aids to poor children in the World. The founder and President of Visionary Empowerment, Inc. he has personally assisted several nonprofits to obtain United Nations recognition status. Visionary Empowerment, a nonprofit corporation which has established a women empowerment organization in Zambia, providing sustainable business and life skills training future women and girls, including HIV/AIDS orphans and widows, particulary in rural and under-served communities. He is also the Trustee of the Hidden Voice Center for children and disabilities in Zambia and frequently works on Millenium Development goals(MDG’s). Ambassador Chabala is a graduate of the University of Zambia(Economics and French), St. Peters College, Oxford University, University of Bath; and holds a Master Degree from Columbia University.utions over the years and continues to be a force within the Project Finance arena.
Yun Hengku, Seoul Korea Representative
Mr. Hengku has spent the past 15 years working in the financial sector and has been extremely successful in assisting numerous companies in navigating the project development maze. Mr. Hengku began his career as shipbuilding engineer and designer in Korea. With his success in the engineering sector and his close attention to detail Yun; was able to transition his experience in identifying deficiencies in projects prior to deployment. As a user representative he was able to advocate on behalf of his clients to ensure adherence to WBS, design and project life cycle, which made him a highly sought after Project Management professional. Yun has saved companies millions of dollars and has successfully assisted companies in developing their projects and arranging financing.