Our Leadership Team

 

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SO-YOUNG KANG

Chief Energizer

Founder of Awaken Group, Author of "Inside Out", WEF Young Global Leader, former McKinsey and Citigroup, MBA from Harvard Business School, BA from Univ of Penn. So-Young is a serial entrepreneur who wants to change the world by maximising the potential within people. This is her 2nd (if you don't count her restaurant project in NY) start-up across the US and Asia. She builds businesses and organizations that have impact globally as she creates solutions that are borderless. So-Young considers herself blessed to be in community with the world's leading thinkers from Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, TED, and as a Young Global Leader nominated by the World Economic Forum. She is an experienced entrepreneur, published author, global speaker and educator. She started teaching piano at age 11 and started her professional career teaching in Japan nearly 20 years ago before moving onto Citigroup and McKinsey & Company.

 
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UROS SMOLNIK

Head of Engineering

Uros is the head architect who built Gnowbe. He has 10 years of software experience across Silicon Valley and Slovenia. Uros is the lead engineer and systems architect and was Gnowbe’s 1st full-time employee. Former software architect at Banka Koper (Slovenia).

 
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GILBERT GONG

Chief of Staff

Gilbert is a startup veteran with more than 20 years of experience as an engineer, manager and leader at Silicon Valley startups. He has been part of >8 early stage startups, 3 IPOs, and 5 exits including Salesforce.com, vate equity, Formula 1 technology, higher education, lifestyle, manufacturing, and F&B.

 
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LOH CHI MING

Opportunity Chef

Chi Ming has 13 years of experience in various elements of the tech industry, from product management to business development. Between roles in the corporate world, he started and ran a successful digital consulting business in Malaysia. Currently, Chi Ming leads Gnowbe's efforts to expand globally through strategic partnerships and aims to touch a million learners in the next 12 months.

 

Our Advisors

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PROF. JOHN J H KIM

Senior Lecturer, Harvard (EdTech Innovation Expert), and CEO of District Management Group

“Gnowbe is at the forefront of innovation in professional development and trainingto provide the most effective and scalable way to enable the most relevant real-time learning.”

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TUYEN NGUYEN

Regional Sales Manager, Americas, Facebook (former Google for 11 years)

“I believe in Gnowbe because it provides a frictionless platform with the potential to accelerate learning and development to the next 5 billion.”

 

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PROF. DR. DOMINIC V TURPIN

(Former President, IMD) Dean of External Affairs Executive Education, Marketing & Brand Management

“Great to be part of a pioneering venture focused on a new form of education, the most important asset humans need. Thanks to Gnowbe, I learn everyday in order to teach tomorrow.”

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YIN CHENG LAU

Former Group HR Head IDA

“Gnowbe has the potential to be "the" Facebook of Learning & Development! Gnowbe Leadership Team are experts in people and organization transformation.”

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KEE NG

Managing Director, Qi Partners (Corporate advisory and investment firm)

“Gnowbe has huge opportunity to tap and transform emerging micro-learning space and has great team members who are experienced practitioners."

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COLE SIRUCEK

Co-Founder & CEO, DocDoc

“I believe in the power of education to transform the world for the better. Gnowbe’s interactive education platform is the type of education technology which will help to disseminate knowledge broadly.”

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ROBIN LOKERMAN

Group President, MCI Group

“I am very impressed by the Gnowbe team. Mobile and Micro learning is critical for all organizations and I believe Gnowbe is the best platform for talent development needs.”