Callum Laing Partner at Unity Group Private Equity and Co-founder of The Marketing Group PLC, has been appointed as High Commissioner for Singapore. High Commissioner Laing represents Singapore in the Global Impact Investors Committee of the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Callum Laing has been an entrepreneur for 20 years across multiple countries and sectors. During that time, he has started, built, and ultimately bought and sold half a dozen different businesses. He is the author of two best-selling business books and is one of the pioneers behind the ‘Agglomerate’ methodology to help small businesses access capital markets. A Partner at The Unity Group Private Equity, Laing is also co-founder of The Marketing Group PLC. As part of his commitment to the entrepreneurial community, he has interviewed and promoted more than 500 entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Asia over the past few years. Regularly featured in the media, Laing is an accomplished speaker on entrepreneurship and small business, especially on assets, alliances and acquisitions. Both of his books echo his philosophy that we are moving from an era of competition into an era of collaboration. He is a keen sportsman and lives in Singapore with his wife and two young daughters.
Toby Ruckert, CEO and Founder of UIB.
Toby is an international thought leader on value creation through human-centric innovation. He studied classical piano at University in his native Stuttgart, Germany before becoming a serial entrepreneur. Toby had been living on an island in the Pacific before becoming a digital nomad and settling in Singapore. He is the inventor and holder of multiple patents in the areas of IT security, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Toby has been advising startup CEOs, family offices, and government agencies and has been collaboratively innovating with multiple fortune 500 brands. Together with his wife he lives in Singapore but travels frequently across the globe..