Dr. Simon Leung - Chairman of the Board, Promethean World Limited
Dr. Simon Leung, a seasoned technocrat and devout educator.
Simon has spearheaded industry leading IT and telecommunications giants in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. From overseeing the growth of Motorola Asia Pacific Limited to numerous strategic achievements of Chairman and CEO of Microsoft’s Greater China Region.
Immediately prior to joining as Vice Chairman of NetDragon Websoft Inc. and CEO of Huayu Education Technology in March 2015, Simon has been at the driver seat for two years at the Harrow International School’s development in Asia Pacific. Well-versed in all-round business management from a macro-strategic level to day-to-day operations. Simon is both the insightful leader and the realist hands-on working partner.
Simon’s prevalence in education sees him as advisor to the Richard Ivey School of Business at the Western University, Canada; Treasurer and Council Member and Chairman of Finance Committee of Tung Wah College, Hong Kong; and International Advisory Committee Member to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had also been a governor of Upper Canada College in 2009.
Simon holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law and Bachelor of Arts under Faculty of Science from Western University, Canada, in addition to a Business Administration Doctorate from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Simon has also received Dato’ship from the State of Penang in Malaysia.
Vin Riera - Chief Executive Office
Vin Riera joined Promethean in January of 2017. Vin is an experienced global executive who is passionate about technology and education, and a highly respected leader across multiple disciplines. He most recently served as Director and CEO of Collegis Education. Prior to Collegis, Vin served as Director and CEO of Edmentum, a leader in software curriculum and assessment solutions. In addition, he has served in progressive leadership and general management roles at Gateway, Inc., Equant, Inc., now Orange Business Services, Verizon/MCI WorldCom, and GE Capital Commercial Direct.
In addition to his broad software, computing, services and education industry background, Vin has a proven track record of developing compelling and strategic plans that drive transformational growth and shareholder value. He understands that Promethean is a unique organization with a distinct culture, loyal customers, and a proud 20-year heritage. His overall experience and leadership skills will propel Promethean forward as we continue our mission to develop the transformative technologies, educational content, and dynamic experiences that motivate students to learn.
Mr. Riera currently on the Board of Advisors for Computype in Roseville, Minnesota.
He is a graduate of Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts with a BS Degree in Business Administration.
SUE CHOE – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sue joined Promethean in July 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for driving the company’s financial strategies globally to accelerate growth and profitability.
Sue brings to Promethean significant global financial leadership spanning her 20-year career in Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Promethean, Sue was with RealNetworks , a publicly traded Seattle based company focusing on digital media, software, and games, with over 20 subsidiary companies globally. Sue had been with RealNetworks since 2011, where she was most recently Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for the company. Prior to RealNetworks, Sue has held progressive Finance leadership roles with Cardiac Science, Microsoft, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Science in Accountancy from San Jose State University. In addition, she is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Washington and California.
Ravi Angadi - Chief Products and Strategy Officer
Ravi Angadi joined Promethean in September 2017 as Chief Products and Strategy Officer and he is responsible for driving the technology vision, strategy and execution of all of our Hardware and Software Products.
Ravi has strong experience in both managerial and technical depth in Products, Software & Hardware Engineering, and Marketing & Sales. He joined Promethean from Agilysys, a leader in hospitality enterprise SAAS software, where he held the position of Vice President of Product Management & Product Marketing. Prior to Agilysys, Ravi held leadership roles with Amazon, Motorola, Managed Objects, and Verdiem. He also served as the CEO of his firm, Bizlogix, which developed next generation business intelligence products.
Ravi holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of West Indies in Trinidad, a Master’s of Science in Computer Engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jaswir Singh, Chief Operating Officer & General Manager Asia Markets
Jaswir joined Promethean in November 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for the Asia Markets. Jaswir brings significant and global operational, financial, and general management leadership in the technology sector while living and working in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Prior to joining Promethean, Jaswir was based in Amsterdam as Group Director of Veon, an international communications and technology company listed in New York and Amsterdam that provides more than 235 million customers with voice, fixed broadband, data and internet services. Additionally, Jaswir spent eight years at ADVA Optical Networking, a global manufacturer of telecom equipment, where he was concurrently Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, along with serving as President of the North America Markets. He also served as a Company Director and as a Member of the Management Board. In his previous roles, Jaswir held a number of board and executive leadership positions with global companies such as Nokia, AirDefense, Equant/France Telecom, VeriFone, and Sime Darby Limited.
Jaswir holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a Master of Accountancy Degree from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, a Master of Advanced Business Practice degree from the University of South Australia, and is a professional member of CPA Australia.
Ian Curtis - Senior Vice President, EMEA & ANZ Markets
Ian is responsible for the General Sales Management and driving revenue and profitability for the European Markets along with Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Australia and New Zealand. Ian joined Promethean as Head of UK and Ireland in 2008 from Hewlett-Packard where he had previously held the role as Director of the UK and Ireland Software Business Unit.
Prior to that, Ian held a variety of roles at HP including Director of UK Marketing, Head of the UK Technology Financing Business unit, and a variety of other sales and marketing leadership roles. Ian also spent 3 years with Hewlett-Packard based in Cupertino, California.
Ian graduated with an honours degree in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Bristol.
Steve Halliwell - Senior Vice President, Americas Markets
Steve joined Promethean in October 2017 and is responsible for general management and driving revenue/profitability for the Americas Markets. This includes all customer facing activities – sales, marketing, partners, education consulting and channel.
Prior to joining Promethean, Steve most recently held Executive Leadership roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS) since 2011. Steve started the Education and the Healthcare/Life Sciences verticals in addition to running the West Area commercial business. Prior to Amazon, Steve held progressive sales leadership roles in the technology sector with both Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Steve brings to Promethean over 20 years of experience in both the public and commercial sectors, focusing on top line growth strategy/execution and identifying new market share opportunities as well as building customer centric organizations, vertical market penetration, and developing strategies for efficient cost of sales resulting in margin growth.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational & Industrial Psychology from Penn State University.
Allyson Krause - Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Allyson is responsible for all commercial legal matters globally as well as ensuring Promethean’s compliance with privacy laws and regulations wherever Promethean conducts business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Spanish from Brandeis University and a law (Juris Doctor) degree from Emory University.
Allyson joined Promethean in July 2010 as the Head of Legal for North America and became Head of Legal for Promethean, globally in 2014.
Prior to joining Promethean, Allyson has held several legal positions in both the public and private sectors including six years as in-house counsel to Southwire Company, and six years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, USA.
Ken Uhlig - Senior Vice President, Global People & Culture
Ken is responsible for all people programs globally, ensuring that Promethean has the appropriate culture, talent, and people processes in place to support and grow the business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to his current role, Ken was Head of People & Culture for the Americas where he was responsible for all People programs to support the region.
Ken has extensive global experience, having worked and lived in Europe, Asia and North America.
Early in his career, Ken held progressive leadership roles with NCR and Nortel Networks based in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He continued to build “Best Practice” People organizations in the technology sector where he was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Equant NV, a publicly traded international provider of managed data network services with business operations in over 150 countries, and EarthLink Holdings Corp., a US based publicly traded internet, managed network, and cloud service provider where he served as EarthLink's Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.