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Ralph Haupter (President at Microsoft Asia)

Ralph Haupter

President at Microsoft Asia

As President of Microsoft Asia, Ralph Haupter leads Microsoft’s business in a dynamic region that includes 17 subsidiaries in 42 territories and countries, over 20,000 employees, and more than 100,000 partners. A Microsoft veteran of 14 years, he moved to Singapore to lead the Asia region in July 2016, after four successful years as corporate vice-president, chairman, and chief executive officer of Microsoft Greater China Region, based in Beijing.

Michael Shearer OBE (Managing Director Asia Pacific of McLaren Applied Technologies Pte Ltd)

Michael Shearer OBE

Managing Director Asia Pacific of McLaren Applied Technologies Pte Ltd

Michael Shearer OBE is Managing Director, Asia Pacific for McLaren Applied Technologies (part of McLaren Group), established to apply Formula One technology and expertise to new markets and sectors.

Michael’s 25-year professional experience covers leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, as well as in developed and emerging markets across 9 countries. This includes global commercial banking and strategy (as an HSBC Group International Manager in the USA, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan); international relations (as a British Foreign Office senior diplomat in the UK, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Japan) and racing technology (with McLaren Group in Singapore since 2016).

He has degrees from the universities of Leeds (Chinese & Japanese Studies), Durham (MBA with distinction) and is currently studying for an MSt in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge. He is an elected member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Michael is a Director of McLaren Applied Technologies Pte Limited, and, Cycling Without Age, a Singapore registered charity.

In 2012, Michael was appointed OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for directing the evacuation of British Nationals, following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.