Prof. Dr. Walter Wahli
Professor Walter Wahli is Professor of Metabolic Disease at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University & Imperial College London. He is also the President of the Council of the Nestle Foundation for the Study of Problems of Nutrition in the World. Prior to these appointments, Prof Wahli spent most of his scientific career at the world-renowned University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD in 1977 under the guidance of Prof. Weber at the University of Berne. He has been postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington in Baltimore, USA, and Visiting associate at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA. He was appointed Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Animal Biology of the University of Lausanne in 1980. He is also the Founder Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics at Lausanne.
Prof Wahli is internationally recognised for his contributions to the area of energy metabolism. He is the co-discoverer of the transcription factors (PPARs), which are activated by fatty acids and eicosanoids, and has provided fundamental insights into their multifaceted functions. His discoveries contributed in advancing the understanding of the molecular signalling of these lipids, which impact most key biological processes in vertebrates, including humans. He has published close to 330 papers in top-ranking journals, book chapters and editorials. He was awarded several prizes and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne.
Dr. Paul Clayton
Paul Clayton is a clinical pharmacologist specialising in the pharmacology of foods and food extracts. Currently a Fellow at the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour (Oxford), he conducts clinical and pre-clinical research on nutrition and pharmaco-nutrition. His experience also spans various academic and professional positions with organisations around the world; most notably: Senior Scientific Advisor at Zinzino (Norway), Chief Scientific Officer at Gencor Pacific (USA), Trustee at the Szechenyi Scientific Society (Hungary) and Fellowships at the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as serving on the Advisory Committees of the Nutritional Therapy Council and Alliance on Natural Health in the UK.
Alongside editorial contributions at EC Nutrition, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and ‘Nutrition Practitioner’, Paul has published several books on nutrition including ‘Out of the Fire’, ‘Health Defence’ and the ‘Health Defence Cookbook’ (with Portia Dean) and ‘After Atkins: Atkins and Other Low-Carbohydrate Diets’. He advisesnumerous companies in the health sector and is a frequent public speaker.
Dr. Ross Walker
Dr Walker has over 35 years of experience as a non-interventional cardiologist, with an extensive practice in all aspects of echocardiology and preventative cardiology on the North Shore of Sydney. He has performed over 100,000 transthoracic echocardiograms along with 50,000 stress echocardiograms and 2000 transoesophageal echocardiograms.
Dr Walker has been on the International speaking circuit for 22 years, having spoken twice to audiences of 35,000 people in Mumbai, India. In 2005, he presented to 10,000 people at the Hong Kong convention centre, for MDRT, the biggest insurance conference in the world. Dr Walker lectures for major corporations both in Australia and internationally on a regular basis.
Asia Advisor to People Shores Inc on Impact Sourcing out of India and USA.
CEO of Westpac Bank Singapore and Head of Large Corporates Asia (2014-2017). Institutional Wholesale Banker with at Standard Chartered plc (2009-2012) and Deutsche Bank (2006-2009)
Chairman & CEO of Steel Group in Malaysia ( 2012-2014), CEO of 1 Group plc ( 1999-2006)
Chartered Accountant of Scotland (1986) and Singapore (2017)
A member of the Corporate Governance committee for the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an audit committee member of Securities Investors Association of Singapore.