European Membership Coordinator
Member Engagement Manager
In my role as European Membership Coordinator I am responsible for engaging WTCA membership, crafting plans to strengthen the portfolio of Members, and ensuring growth for the region. This also includes providing support and service to each WTC member in the region to enable them to meet both the WTC’s and the WTCA’s needs and goals.
Before joining the WTCA, I worked for 10 years as the General Manager at the World Trade Centers in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg in Sweden. During this time, I contributed to the development of five WTC buildings with a total of 50,000 square meters, including traditional office spaces, co-working spaces, conference facilities and business services. Additionally, I served as the Chairman of the WTC Club in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg overseeing Member and Trade services in addition to roughly 30 annual events and seminars. I have also held the positions of Marketing Manager and Strategic Business, Product and Service Development Manager at the Property Development Company, which holds the WTC licenses in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg.
With over 15 years of experience cultivating relationships between organizations, I am responsible for curating and spearheading the development of programs, events, and resources that enrich and deepen member engagement and increase member retention.
Prior to joining the WTCA, I successfully engaged organizations in the New York City blood donation program. More specifically, I revitalized key programs targeted at actively engaging corporate clients in the non-profit’s mission. As a member of the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals, I spoke to my success at the international annual conference in 2015 in “A Sweet & Salty Balance: Blending Blood Center Needs with Corporate Clients.” Prior to this, I managed Special Events for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, overseeing activities, such as the Light the Night Walk.
My responsibilities include preparing the financial reports, managing the investments, assisting with payroll and 401K and managing all WTCA bank accounts.
A business leader I look up to: I look up to Steve Jobs for turning Apple into such a global technology company. Apple's product has dominated the market and continues to do so because it's a strong and reputable product.
I have gained extensive experience in the intellectual property area in consumer products industry and other areas.
Chanelle Kasik is the Communications Manager at the World Trade Centers Association's Headquarters in New York where she manages internal communications (via Member e-blasts, WTCA Meridian, and WTCA's social media channels) and external communications/media relations alongside WTCA's PR firm of record, Allison+Partners.
With nearly a decade of experience in public relations, she has worked with B2B, financial service, hospitality, pharmaceutical and real estate clients. Notable past clients include Bloomberg Live (formerly Bloomberg Link) Conferences; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Concierge Auctions; Deloitte Digital; D+H; DJK Residential; Eli Lilly and Company; Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM); Novartis Vaccines; Perkins+Will’s New York office; and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In her past roles at various PR agencies, she provided strategic counsel and support for her clients, and led the day-to-day implementation of client deliverables including media relations, internal communications, and account management. During this time, her key focus was to foster relationships between her clients and the media, positioning them as thought leaders in their respective industries.
Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from Boston University.
Business Development Manager
Executive Director-Corporate Services
Business Coordinator, Latin America
Accounting & Finance Coordinator
Xiang Li joined WTCA Beijing Rep. office as Business Development (BD) Manager. Li received a Bachelor of Communications with Social Studies from the University of Malta. She last worked as BD Manager at WTC (Beijing) Business Services Co., LTD for 1.5 years. Previously, Li worked as a Membership and BD Manager at International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for 2 years.
I'm a Business Assistant of World Trade Centers Association Beijing Representative Office, mainly responsible for the marketing promotion, such as WeChat account, Weibo, and Newsletter, etc. And also in charge of administration of WTCA Beijing Representative Office.
Mr. Manansingh’s most recent position was as Chief Information Officer at Judlau Contracting in NY and Washington DC, where he directed strategic and budget planning for IT services, and managed IT projects at multiple company sites. Before that Arun spent 11 years as Senior VP for IT services at SMBC Leasing and Finance (a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group) in NY and London, and as Information Technology Consultant at Titan Microsystems in NY.
Mr. Manansingh has managed IT organizations and projects as well as software development teams. He also brings experience in IT vendor selection and management. Arun thus has broad experience in the areas of IT planning and execution, shared IT services operations, software applications development, disaster recovery and introduction of KPIs and dashboards and other enforcement controls to mitigate business and technological risks.
Mr. Manansingh holds a BS degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.
Manage and assist with the overall functions and financial processes of the Accounting and Finance Department. Responsible for human resources, payroll and assist with processes of accounts payable, receivable, collections, bank reconciliations, general ledger and reports.
A business leader I look up to: Oprah Winfrey is one of the most respected and admired Global Media Leaders and Philanthropists. She overcame adversity to become a benefactor to others.
Robin van Puyenbroeck
Executive Director-Business Development
Secretary to the Board
Regional Director, Latin America
Regional Director, North America
Robin van Puyenbroeck is a purpose-driven leader with more than 20 years’ experience in international business development, partnerships, corporate strategy, and non-profit leadership. He most recently served as Vice President-Business Development for Ethan Allen Global, based in Danbury, Connecticut, where he effectively managed and grew a network of international licensees and developed strategies for building alliances and B2B contract business.
Previously, Mr. van Puyenbroeck worked as an international business and partnerships consultant, counseling clients on strategic communications, political and organizational strategies, as well as business transactions that require a deep appreciation of markets and geopolitical context. Leveraging his expertise in the Middle East and Central Asia he advised a wide range of organizations, from emerging market corporations to policy think tanks, on strategic reviews, investment promotion campaigns, market introductions and business development. Prior to his consulting work, Mr. van Puyenbroeck worked with ING Group where he held progressive leadership roles within the company's Global Management Programme with broad experiences in business development, staff function, client relationship management, finance and project management. Mr. van Puyenbroeck began his career as an attorney for the Ernst & Young law firm in Brussels, and he holds J.D. and L.L.M degrees in international law from Ghent University and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
Mr. van Puyenbroeck has leadership experience in the IGO/NGO sector, including his current roles as Under-Secretary-General for the EUCLID Intergovernmental Organization, and as Executive Vice President & Treasurer of the United Nations Association of New York. He speaks five languages (Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German) and has traveled extensively on business in Europe, the Middle East, Central and Greater Asia, and North America.
Advise the WTCA Board and its Committees on governance matters, assist in the preparation of agendas, reports and materials related to the Board’s and Committees’ work, participate in their meetings, and prepare the minutes and follow-up reports that relate to the Board’s and Committees’ actions on behalf of the Association and its Members.
Carlos Ronderos Ph.D. supports WTCA activities in Mexico, Central and South America. Doctor Ronderos has been involved in WTC development and played an important role in the development of WTC in Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Panamá during the nineties.
Dr. Ronderos has had a long involvement in international trade, having been a professor of International Trade at universities both in Colombia and the United States. He is an economist with a doctorate degree with studies in Bogotá, Scotland and Buenos Aires.
Dr. Ronderos is a former Minister of Trade of Colombia, has been an adviser both to the WTO and UNCTAD. He is a consultant to both private and public companies on international trade and has been involved in the discussion of a number of free trade agreements.
Business Coordinator, Latin America
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Member Services Coordinator, Regional Development - North America
Member Information Manager
Program Manager, Beijing Representative Office
Mr. Wang draws from his twenty years of expertise in businesses relations and trade in the U.S., China and other Asian countries to lead WTCA’s efforts in developing business relations in Asia Pacific region.
Prior to his appointment to WTCA, Mr. Wang served as Vice President of the World Trade Center San Diego. During his tenure, he organized 19 trade missions to Asia with participation of companies and senior State and local government/business leaders, and provided thousands of small and medium-sized companies with assistance in information, communications and connections for doing business in Asia.
He holds a Masters of Pacific International Affairs (MPIA) degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in addition to M.A. and B.A. degrees from Hangzhou University (now Zhejiang University), China.
Improve database systems and data collection efforts, prepare reporting for executive management or board review, manage integration of membership information and communication systems with digital platform. Respond to member inquiries, oversee WTCA Newsletter, and project manage the redesign and update of select marketing material.
Favorite place I have traveled to for work: WTCs Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Greater Philadelphia in February 2013 with my colleagues for my first WTC on-site visits to learn more about their facilities and service offerings, their challenges, and how they would like to contribute to and benefit from the WTCA network.
A business leader I look up to: Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, for having become the first woman in several noteworthy posts, her global leadership and network building skills, and her pragmatic style.
Brief Description of my job: I provide assistance in localizing major WTCA documentation and interfaces into Chinese; plan and execute WTCA events for the region; assist member WTCs in event developing/implementing and other services; manage special programs/projects; develop and manage training and certification programs for the region; and provide help in interpretation and translation.
Favorite place I have traveled for work: Australia, for its air, water, its sporting, outdoor, beach-loving culture, people's life and working styles, etc.
A business leader you look up to: Steve Jobs, because he is a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields.
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