SPEAKER AND MODERATOR BIOS Christopher Bruhl Christopher P. Bruhl is the president and chief executive officer of The Business Council of Fairfield County, Connecticut, a private non-profit corporation serving more than 3,100 business and professional services members, with more than 30,000 local employees. Mr. Bruhl has been a frequent consultant, writer, speaker, and conference moderator on the subjects of the relationship between educational quality and economic competitiveness, workforce development, transportation policy, and community development. He is a contributing author to two books and was, for four years, the director of a national training program for non-profit board and staff conducted in affiliation with faculty from Yale University. He has addressed national conferences conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, and the National Association of State Land Grant Colleges and Universities; regional conferences conducted by the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials, and the I-95 Corridor Coalition; as well as higher education faculty convocations of Connecticut State University, the Connecticut Community College System, and Norwalk Community College. Mr. Bruhl serves on a variety of boards and advisory groups and is an appointed member of the Connecticut Pre-K-16 Council and the Connecticut Academy for Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology’s CONNvene S.T.E.M. initiative. Mr. Bruhl came to his present position in 1990. Prior to joining The Business Council, he spent a decade as the chief executive of the Westchester Arts Council, the largest private cultural development corporation in the Northeast. He holds a BA, in American Civilization, from Brown University, an MA, in English, from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio is an Attorney-at-Law at the Development Bank of the Philippines. Beverly Buck Beverly Buck’s career path from public lawyer to public policy researcher has resulted in almost three decades of expertise and experience in program design, assessment and evaluation; strategic policy; research; fund development, including grant writing, grant review, and technical assistance; facilitation of community partnerships; and capacity building related to systems affecting child and family outcomes and to non-profits. Since 1995, Ms. Buck has served as the Senior Research Associate 2 and Program Manager at the Center for Education Policy Analysis/Center for Human Investment Policy (CEPA/CHIP), at the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Her general focus has been on facilitating collaboration across geopolitical lines and substantive disciplines to obtain better public policy outcomes for children and families, including, strategic planning, indicator development, program evaluation, Web site development and management, technical assistance in on-line-technology and fund development, research and writing, and data management. Currently, Ms. Buck is working on grants about STEM (science, engineering, math, and technology) in state P-20 (preschool through postsecondary) education reform, and with the Denver Metro WIRED Initiative, a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Before coming to the University, Ms. Buck was Director of Research and Programs at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, and she served as Assistant Regional Attorney (Colorado) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Buck has a broad range of public health expertise. Ms Buck earned her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and her Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Danilo P. Cruz Danilo Cruz is the Undersecretary for Labor Relations at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippines. Until June 2007, Mr. Cruz served as the Undersecretary for Employment. He currently is an OWWA Board member and alternate representative of the Secretary to the Governing Boards of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) and presiding Chairperson of said Boards in the absence of the Secretary. He also serves as the alternate representative of the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Land Bank of the Philippines, and Chairman of its Trust Committee; and the Board of Directors of the National Housing Administration. Mr. Cruz is a permanent DOLE representative to the Minerals Development Council. From August 2003 to July 2004, he served as the Undersecretary for Workers’ Protection and Welfare and for Returning Migrant Workers and the Informal Sector. He has served as the Labor Attaché II to Japan, Korea, Spain, and the Oversight Territories of Morocco and Andorra; and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Cruz previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and Overseas Operations from 1998 to 2001. He has also served as the Assistant Regional Director, Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office IV; Division Chief, Conciliation Division, Bureau of Labor Relations, Department of Labor and Employment; and as Division Chief, International Labor Relations Division, International Labor Affairs Service, Department of Labor and Employment. Since 1987, Mr. Cruz has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Visayan Maritime Academy and the Director of the Asia Maritech Development Foundation. He has served as a conference delegate or conference presenter in over 20 economies. Mr. Cruz received his Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. 3 Richard Evans Richard Evans joined Manpower in 1999, initially in the capacity of branch manager for permanent services in Hong Kong, being promoted to operations manager in 2001 and then in 2003 to the position of manager – Centre of Excellence for Permanent Services – Asia. This role involved Richard in researching, developing and rolling Manpower’s best practice across nine countries, including the development of training programs. Richard Evans is now the country manager of Manpower Outsourcing Services Inc., a wholly-owned Philippine subsidiary of Manpower, Inc., currently employing over 90 full time staff and 500 associates. Richard is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Philippine business operate within Manpower parameters and that business is conducted to the highest possible standards. With responsibility for the strategic development of the Philippine operation, Richard also manages all aspects of the day to day operations including profit and loss, business planning, and performance. Since undertaking the role of country manager – Philippines in March of 2005, Richard has led the team in achieving a GP% increase to 43% from 29% (2006/05), a GP increase of 174% (2004/05) and 45% (2006/05) and OUP growth of 85.8% (2004/05) and 388% (2006/05). A career highlight includes the Philippines’ operations being awarded the Manpower Power Award 2006 for outstanding performance in financial results, standing in the community, quality, and active stewardship/representation of the Manpower brand. Richard has worked in the recruitment industry since 1984 gaining experience in a wide range of service lines including temporary staffing, general permanent recruitment, as well as executive search and selection, working in Asia since 1993. Prior to joining Manpower, Richard worked with IIC Partners and Morgan and Banks in Hong Kong; and with Kompass and Brook Street in the United Kingdom. Peter Frankis Peter Frankis is a Director in the Industry Strategies Branch of the Labour Market Strategies Group in the Australian Government’s Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Prior to joining the Industry Strategies Branch in 2004, Peter worked in the communications area of the Department providing strategic advice on media campaigns, information products, and public communication activities. His current role in the Industry Strategies Branch involves the development of innovative strategies to help Australian employers meet their recruitment needs. Within the Industry Strategies Branch he has a particular focus on employment of people with disabilities, managing programmes of assistance for workers affected by industry restructuring, and presenting at labour market information seminars conducted around Australia. The Labour Market Strategies Group has responsibility for monitoring and analysing trends in the Australian labour market and devising strategies, through contracted employment service providers to assist unemployed Australians find work. 4 Peter has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Management majoring in Public Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney. Josephine Francisco Ms. Josephine Francisco is the President of NYK-FIL Ship Management, Inc., Philippines. Anthony Fuller Dr. Anthony Fuller is a professor at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, Canada. As Director of the Sustainable Rural Communities Research Program between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the University of Guelph, Dr. Fuller is exposed daily to government directives in policy and the best research the province has to offer. Dr. Tony Fuller became a full professor in 1985 based in large part on his book, Agriculture and the Rural Community in Ontario. This book established the dilemmas facing agriculture at the time: farm viability (and the option of pluriactivity) and the environment. From 1986 - 1992, his research interests were in Europe where he designed a 12 country longitudinal study of farm pluriactivity sponsored by the European Union. This exposed him to all the variations of tightly controlled land use planning (eg, The Netherlands), as well as different forms of international communities. His recent work is around the concept of livelihoods and which livelihood paths or trajectories are sustainable. In 2001-2002, Dr. Fuller was invited to organize six Think Tanks for the Rural Secretariate in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa. Three of the Think Tanks addressed livelihood and sustainability issues including multifunctionality. He has over 40 publications on various topics. Martin Green Martin Green currently serves as Director General, Program Policy & Coordination in the Skills and Employment Branch, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC). He is responsible for program policy development (e.g., workplace skills strategy), horizontal policy (e.g., budget planning) and program analysis (e.g., foreign credential recognition research). Prior to joining HRSDC, Mr. Green was Director, Economic Framework Policy in the Strategic Policy Branch at Industry Canada. Previous to Industry Canada, Mr. Green worked as a Senior Officer at the Economic Secretariat and Intergovernmental Affairs section of the Privy Council Office and as Director of Intergovernmental and Regulatory Affairs at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Prior to joining the Public Service, Mr. Green served as Legislative and Executive Assistant to several federal Ministers including the Ministers of Industry, Treasury Board Trade, and Environment. 5 Leonardo Lanzona Dr. Leonardo A. Lanzona is an Associate Professor at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He has contributed to international academic journals and scholarly books, and presently sits as a member of the Steering Committee of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network. Maria Alegria Limjoco Ms. Maria Alegria Limjoco is the President of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and Executive Vice President of Francorp Philippines. Over the past five years, she has represented the PFA in various international franchise events including the World Franchise Council Meetings and International Franchise Conference and Expo. She was the overall chairperson of Franchise Asia 20001 held in Manila in September 2001. Considered the first ever Filipino Certified Franchise Executive, she took the Mini-MBA on Franchise Management at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, USA, and at the Asian Insitute of Management in September 2002, which are accredited by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE). She is also Vice President for Membership of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Lie-Chieh Lin Dr. Li-Chieh Lin is the Director of the Institute of Information Industry in Chinese Taipei. He was previously a professor at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan, and served as research staff at New York IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Lin’s research interests are in e-learning and human resource development. Dr. Lin received his Bachelors degree from Taiwan National Chao- Tung University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from New York Polytechnic University M.S. Ph.D. New York Polytechnic University Federico M. Macaranas Professor Federico M. Macaranas, PhD is the Executive Director of the Asian Institute of Management’s Policy Center, where he holds the Fidel V. Ramos Chair in Public Policy Studies. He is also the Executive Director of the AIM-World Bank Development Resource Center Polytechnic University. He was the former Dean of the Center for Development Management from July 2002 to May 2004. Professor Macaranas’ professional career spans the business, government, and academic sectors. He was formerly the President of Clemente Holdings (Asia) Ltd. and served as senior adviser on direct investments and mutual funds, and economic adviser to the First 6 Philippine Fund. As Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs, he served as chairman of the 1996 Senior Officials Meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and was responsible for providing overall assistance to the Ministerial Meetings and the Subic Summit of heads of state from the eighteen member economies. As Executive Director of the National Security Training Center, he was responsible for preparing the bureaucracy and other stakeholders in the Philippines 2000 program for people empowerment and global competitiveness through nationwide workshops and seminars. As Assistant Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Professor Macaranas helped create Science and Technology Advisory Councils in Filipino expatriate communities around the world and established the UN Technology Information Promotion System Regional Bureau for Asia and Africa in Manila. Professor Macaranas was the chairman of the Strategic and Integrative Studies Center and is a member of the Council of Advisers of the Asia-Australia Institute. Professor Macaranas earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Philippines and a Master of Science in Economics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Purdue University. Francisco Martinotti Dr. Martinotti is the President, Senati’s Regional Council of Lima & Callao, and First Vice President of the National Council of the Institution, Peru. Dr. Martinotti currently also serves as director of the National Industries Society, vice-president of the Small enterprises World Council, president of SENATI Lima Callao Local Council, vice-president of SENATI National Council, president of FOGAPI, president of Didactic Materials Manufacturers’ Committee, president of NGO Entorno-SME’s development, and as chairman of the board for Ital Service, Service Mobil, Beauty Form Peruana, and Victor Martinotti, Inc. He previously served as vice president of the National Industries Society, President of the Small Enterprise Committee. Dr. Martinotti was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Management Peruvian Institute (IPAE), and as National Coordinator of the small and micro enterprises programme- agreement MITINCI-AECI-COSUDE-GTZ. He additionally served as chairman of the board at Prrompyme, and as president of small and medium enterprise Latin American-Caribbean Confederation-CLAMPI. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology (social and political sciences-sociology programme) from the Catholic University-Peru, and Konstanz University-Germany. Gary Miller Dr. Gary E. Miller is Executive Director Emeritus of the World Campus at The Pennsylvania State University. Until his retirement in June 2007, he served as Associate Vice President for Outreach and Executive Director of Penn State Continuing and Distance Education. He was the founding Executive Director of Penn State World Campus, the University’s on-line distance education program. From 1987 to 1993, Dr. Miller served as Associate Vice President for Program Development and Executive Director of 7 the International University Consortium at the University of Maryland University College. From 1970 to 1981, he held various positions in educational and public broadcasting at Penn State, and from 1981-87 served as Director of Instructional Media at Penn State. In March 2004, he was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. He received the 2004 Weidemeyer Award from the University of Wisconsin and The American Journal of Distance Education for his contributions to distance education. He currently serves on the board of directors of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame and as Vice Chair of the Board for the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). He is the author of The Meaning of General Education: The Emergence of a Curricular Paradigm and numerous journal articles and book chapters on distance education and the undergraduate curriculum. Duncan Moore Dr. Moore is the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. In 2007, he was also appointed Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship at the University. From 2002 until 2004, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Infotonics Technology Center. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Moore was Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University, and in 1996 he also served as President of the Optical Society of America. The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Moore in the fall of 1997 as Associate Director for Technology in The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this position, which ended December 2000, he worked with Dr. Neal Lane, President Clinton's Science Advisor, to advise the President on U.S. technology policy. Dr. Moore has extensive experience in the academic, research, business, and governmental arenas of science and technology. He is an expert in gradient-index optics, computer-aided design, and the manufacture of optical systems and the founder and former president of Gradient Lens Corporation of Rochester, NY, a company that manufactures the Hawkeye boroscope. Dr. Moore holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in optics from the University of Rochester, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Maine. Luzviminda G. Padilla Luzviminda G. Padilla is the Acting Secretary of Labor and Employment at the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines. 8 Rene Resurreccion Mr. Rene (Rex) Resurreccion is the Owner of Passion for Perfection, a company that designs and manufactures business and development games and implements various achievement-oriented programs. He is an Instructor of the Certificate in Human Resource Development (CHRD) at the Human Resource Management Development Center (HRMDC) of the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). He is a licensed Instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course. He is an International Senior CEFE (Competency-based Economies through Formation of Enterprises) and ILO-GET Ahead trainer. He served as Training and Development Manager of Zuellig Pharma Corporation for six years, instructor of UP-School of Labor and Industrial Relations for seven years, and training assistant of UP-Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI) for four years. He was also a former professor of De La Salle University (College of Saint Benilde) and PACE (Philippine Association of Christian Educators) Graduate School. He is a graduate of B.S. Psychology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City; M.A. Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, Hague, Netherlands; and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Design and Development of Training Programs from the International Training Institute, Sydney, Australia. He has completed the academic requirements (but lacks dissertation) for a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology at U.P. He was member of the Philippine team to Singapore to study quality and productivity improvement in the private sector in 1991. He is an inventor/designer of many business and development games such as the Entrefarm, Entrefish, Entresoc, Entrepower, Inventors Game, Intrapreneurship Game, and about 60 others. He has conducted various training programs in many countries. Wayne Robins Wayne Robins was born in Sydney, Australia. Since 1973 he has lived, studied, and worked in Mexico and Paraguay. He is a graduate in social anthropology from the Iberoamerican University, Mexico City, with particular interest in human ecology, political anthropology, and the anthropology of education. He has worked in indigenous primary education (Paraguay) and is presently employed by the National College of Technical Professional Education, Mexico. The National College of Technical Professional Education is a public system of 272 schools in Mexico for training middle-level technical personnel in 42 careers. Mr. Robins has functions relating to monitoring the academic level of the schools and reviewing the relevance of the careers to the productive sector in view of workforce developments within Mexico. 9 Areeya Rojvithee Areeya Rojvithee is the Senior Expert on Skill Development, Department of Skill Development at the Ministry of Labour, Thailand. Ms. Rojvithee has been in the position since 2000. In her current position, Ms. Rojvithee studies, analyzes, and conducts research concerning skill development. She also coordinates for human resource development to be relevant to the demand of labour market and international standards among ministries, local organizations, and the private sectors. Her current work also includes proposing curriculum development as the demand of labour market, and controls the Skills Standard Setting. She serves as a representative of the Department of Skill Development at national and international meetings. Ms. Rojvithee previously served in many positions including as a Labour Relations Officer, Labour Protection Officer, Workmen’s Compensation Officer, Alien’s Occupational Control Officer, International Labour Affairs Officer, Skill Development Administrator, and as Director of Regional Institutes for Skill Development in Supanburi Province. She received her Bachelors degree in political science from Thammasat University, and her Masters of Public Administration from Chulalongkorn University. She also received a diploma on Social Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and a Diploma on Vocational Training Management from the DSE Mannheim- Kassel University in Germany. Norma Samaniego Norma Samaniego is the Director General of Santa Fe Consultores S.C., in Mexico City. Ms. Samaniego has extensive experience in labor market issues. In her current position, she conducts studies on labor market analysis, active labor market programs, international labor agreements, modernization of labor market agencies in developing countries, and programs on education and training. She has held various public sector positions including key positions in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, National Commission for Minimum Wages, and served as Minister of Auditing and Administrative Development in Mexico. On the part of Mexico, Ms. Samaniego conducted the negotiations for the Labor Agreement, a side agreement to the NAFTA. She coordinated programs on active labor market policies, carried out studies on modernization of labor market agencies in developing countries, education and training, and international labor agreements. She served as Technical Director at the “Pact for Solidarity and Stability” which involved social dialogue and concerted action between the government and the business and labor organizations. She has served as an external consultant in projects with the IADB, OECD, ILO, ECLA, GTZ, and the World Bank. She has also been a professor of labor market economics at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Her previous experience has included serving as the Minister of Auditing and Administrative Development in Mexico, and as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. Ms. Samaniego also served as President of the National Commission for Minimum Wages, as an Advisor to the Mexican Institute for Social Security, and as a professor of labor market economics at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Ms. Samaniego received her degree in economics with honorary mention from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. 10 Paul Scianna Paul Scianna is Executive Director of the Alliance for Innovation in Manufacturing-Kansas City (AIM-KC), which served as the pilot for the National Association of Manufacturers’ Dream It. Do It. careers campaign. He also is the Project Director for the OneKC WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development) Initiative – a comprehensive approach to regional workforce and economic development. One KC WIRED, which is being funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, also is leveraging funds and resources from a variety of entities – both private and public. Mr. Scianna previously served as senior vice president of Corporate and Public Affairs with Fleishman-Hillard, and was manager of Internal Corporate Communications at Sprint. He has been a political consultant to former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (during his term in the U.S. Senate) and to former U.S. Senator Jim Talent. He also has directed public affairs activities at both the state and national levels, and he continues to maintain a bipartisan network of grassroots, business, civic, and government leaders. Prior to his work in public affairs, Mr. Scianna was president and owner of a 40-year-old Kansas City-based independent insurance agency, and he has held various sales and marketing positions in the pharmaceutical and medical services industries. He is a Cum Laude Honors College graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both journalism and political science. Tatehito Shimoda Tatehito (Ken) Shimoda is a professor at the International School of Economics and Business Administration at Reitaku University in Japan. Professor Shimoda currently teaches economics, labor economics, human resource management, and international human resource management. Professor Shimoda previously served as an associate professor at Reitaku University, and as a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. From 2003-2006, he served as coordinator and chairman of APEC forum on human resource development. He has written several books including: Hataraku Genki to Exempt, (work motivation and exempt); Kisokara manabu keizaigaku (economics 101); and Shikaku no Keizaigaku (economics of qualifications). He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He also completed PhD course work at Keio University. 11 Douglas F. Small Douglas F. Small was recently named as the career Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and National Activity for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the United States Department of Labor. As one of two Deputies, Mr. Small oversees the Offices of Performance Results and Technology, Policy, Research and Development, along with the Foreign Labor Certification and Apprenticeship programs. He oversees the Finance and Administrative Management of ETA programs, providing leadership, guidance and direction for human resources, financial management, and grants and contracts. He also was recently named as a lead liaison to two regions involved in the $325 million U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative. Mr. Small is a member of ETA’s steering committee on training and was appointed to the Board of Regents for ETA’s Innovation University – an internal program to increase both the talent development and capacity of DOL employees to provide leadership to its workforce system partners. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Small served as the Administrator of ETA’s Office of National Response. As Administrator, he headed the Department’s response to major economic dislocations due to mass layoffs, plant closures, and disasters. During his tenure, Mr. Small reorganized the Office of National Response, and coordinated the reengineering of the National Emergency Grant and Trade divisions. Before returning to the Department’s National Office in October 2005, Mr. Small was ETA’s Northeast Regional Administrator in Boston. From 1984 through 1999, Mr. Small owned and operated a consulting business providing organizational development and human resources consultation and management as well as supervisory training courses to private companies and numerous federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1989, he worked with U.S. AID’s Office of International Training to develop a program on Cost Analysis for Training Officers and Foreign Service Nationals, traveling to 17 foreign countries over a two-year period. Mr. Small re-entered federal service in 1999, when he was selected to manage the Division of National Program Development for the National Office of Job Corps. Earlier in his career, Mr. Small had experience as a school teacher and held various positions in Job Corps. A University of Idaho graduate, he also completed work as a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Labor’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, as well as coursework at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. 12 Endang Sulistyaningsih Endang Sulistyaningsih has served as the Director of Promotion for the National Board for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Overseas Workers since March 2007. She also serves as the Acting Deputy for International Cooperation and Promotion for the National Board. Ms. Sulistyaningsih has served as a government official at the Ministry of Manpower, and is highly involved in macro and micro human resource planning issues based on Manpower Requirement Approach and Manpower Utilization Approach involving natural human resources. She is a human resource planner and also a gender specialist in employment sector. Currently, she is highly involved in the development of a Seafarer Identity Document (SID) for Indonesia, and actively participates in opening up the new market for Indonesian overseas workers. Her publications include: Equal Employment Opportunity, Sex Workers in Indonesia – Where should they go ?, Prostitution in Indonesia – Its History and Evolution, co-authored with Terence H. Hull and Gavin W. Jones, Pelacuran di Indonesia – Sejarah dan Perkembangannya, in collaboration with Terence H. Hull and Gavin W. Jones, and The Concept of Human Resource Development, co-authored with Y. Swasono. Ms. Sulistyaningsih received her Bachelors degree from Indonesian Christian University and received her Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her Doctor degree from the University of Agriculture in Bogor, Indonesia. Philip T. Torres Philip T. Torres has been the Training Director of the GBF Technical Training Center since May 1997. The GBF Technical Training Center is the central training arm of the J.G. Summit Group of Companies, a holding company of over 30 corporations with diversified concerns in food, telecommunication, petrochemicals, air transport, hotels, shopping malls, agribusiness, real estate, banking, and retail businesses. Mr. Torres previously served as president of Training Systems Associates, Inc., and as general manager of Tel-A-Train, Inc. He also served as the executive director of the Industrial Training Cooperation of Asia. Mr. Torres was a dean of instruction and director of the Meralco Foundation Tech Institute and instructor at Saint Louis University. He is an author of four books on various human resource development topics and a work values program extensively used among Philippine corporations. His areas of expertise are vocational-technical and engineering education, teacher development and upgrading, skills standards and certification, and industrial human resource development. Mr. Torres received his Bachelors in education from Don Bosco College of Education, and his Masters in education from Saint Louis University. 13 Christopher Watson Christopher Watson is an International Relations Officer with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. He represents the Government on the International Labor Organization (ILO) Governing Body Committee on Sectoral and Technical Meetings and the Subcommittee on Multinational Enterprises. He serves as the focal point for corporate social responsibility issues in the ILO along with other international initiatives on social responsibility. He also serves as the U.S. representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Resource Development Working Group, where he currently chairs meetings of the Labor and Social Protection Network. After joining the Labor Department as a Presidential Management Fellow in September 2000, he served as a special assistant to the Assistant United States Trade Representative for Labor and then as Deputy Labor Attaché at the United States Embassy in Manila, Philippines. He received his law degree, with a focus on international and comparative law, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his undergraduate degree with honors in Political Science and a minor in Speech Communication from Cal Poly Pomona. He has lived and worked in Germany, Japan, Philippines, and Switzerland. Pornchai Yongwattanasoontorn Since 2002, Pornchai Yongwattanasoontorn is the Director of the Management Innovation Office, at Sanyo Semiconductor, Thailand. Mr. Yongwattanasoontorn has worked at Sanyo Semiconductor since 1992 in various positions including as an engineer for assembly engineering department, assistant section manager for assembly engineering department, section manager for production control department, assistant department manager for production control department, and department manager for LSI production control department. In 2004, Mr. Yongwattansoontorn received his Japanese Language Level 1 Certified (2nd time) from the Japan Foundation; and in 2003 was given the QCC promoter award for Top Management from Technology Promotion Association (Thai-Japan). From 2006-2007 he served on the Ayutthaya Province Minimum Wage Committee, and since 2001 has served as consultant to Ayutthaya Province Skill Development Center. He has served as a leader in Management Innovation Project and has helped increase productivity 30% within two years. He is a leader in Prime Minister’s Award Project resulting in Sanyo Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. being the sole company in Thailand that has achieved in all sections of the Award. (2007). Since 2001, he has received the Prime Minister Industry Award in Safety Management, Quality Management, Productivity, Environmental Quality Preservation, and Energy Management, and the Prime Minister Best Industry Award. He is a leader in certifying ISO/TS16949:2002 Project. As the result, Sanyo Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd., is the first company to be certified in the Sanyo Semiconductor Group. Mr. Yongwattansoontorn received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in electronic engineering from Osaka University.
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