Farland Chang CEO / Executive Producer 

Farland is an Emmy Award winning international journalist, Executive
Producer and Founder of WorldBizWatch. In a journalism career spanning more
than 20 years, Farland has covered top stories across Asia and North
America. He launched CNN's Asia Business Morning, conducting live interviews with market strategists, industry analysts, entrepreneurs, and movers and shakers. Farland also produced and reported the popular weekly segments Asia Rising and Entrepreneurs Only, which focused on the best success stories in Asia. Before CNN, the award-winning journalist served as a network correspondent for NBC News. And earlier, he reported for television and radio news organizations in Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC, Hawaii and Guam. Farland also served as international trade coordinator and press secretary for the former Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, S.B. Woo. A Cornell University undergraduate, he has a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism, as well as a post-graduate certificate from England's University of Bristol in radio, film and television.

Todd Johnson Vice President - Talent & Training 

Todd is a veteran television meteorologist, spending more than a decade broadcasting the weather at the ABC affiliate in Seattle. He was part of the broadcast team that won the distinguished national Edward R. Murrow award for television excellence. Todd holds the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for television meteorologists. He has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a degree in geosciences from Mississippi State University. Todd has also worked at television stations across the Midwest. He is the founder of Todd Johnson Point Across, a company that teaches business presentation skills and media training. 

Bill Hartley Senior International Correspondent 

Bill is one of the most distinguished business journalists in print and electronic media. His assignments around the world have given him wide-ranging global experience and an understanding of developing trends in business, along with a wide knowledge of world political trends. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Senior Business News Anchor for CNBC Asia from Hong Kong. From 1985 to 1995, he launched World Business Today in London and Business Day in New York for CNN. Earlier, from 1978 to 1983, he acted as the Bureau Chief and International Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. And from 1963 to 1978, he held the same titles for The Wall Street Journal, working out of Singapore, Tokyo, London and New York. Bill is a graduate of Dartmouth College. 

 

 

Dick Wilson Vice President, USA/Europe 

Dick has a 20-year career in broadcast journalism. As a recent correspondent for CNN, he traveled worldwide to report breaking news and feature stories for Science & Technology Week, Future Watch, and The CNN Computer Connection.He was also a correspondent/producer for Network Earth, an Emmy-award winning program about the environment, as well as a reporter, producer and writer for the award-winning business show Week in Review. Dick owned and operated JPD Productions - a TV consulting firm in Los Angeles - and earlier worked for CBS News and Paramount Pictures as head writer for Entertainment Tonight. He has a master's degree in broadcasting from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in radio/TV broadcasting from Ithaca College. Dick is also an independent media consultant with clients worldwide, as well as International Editor of Executive Classmagazine - a world leader in upscale business travel publications. 

George Ng Creative Director 

George is one of the most distinguished video & film photographers and directors in Asia. He served as Director at CNBC Asia, directing the historic Hong Kong Handover from the UK to China. And he headed large teams as Event Producer for the APEC Media Summit 2001 in Shanghai, and as News Director for the live broadcast of the Space Shuttle in which the first two Asians flew into Space. With studios in Shanghai and Hong Kong, George has shot productions all over China for broadcasters such as CNN, Reuters, RTHK and Shanghai Oriental TV. He has also directed projects for corporate clients such as Kodak, Hutchison Whampoa, Agricultural Bank of China and Standard Chartered Bank. 

Mel Gee Henderson Vice President - Director of Development and Executive Producer 

Mel Henderson runs Gabrielle Productions, a media consulting company based in Los Angeles. She provides direction for development, production, and execution of television and film projects such as the l997 PBS prime time series entitled, ANCESTORS. The co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival says "Mel thrives on the challenge of turning ideas into reality." For two years, she served as the Director of Corporate Relations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Among her accomplishments: the wildly popular exhibition entitled, VAN GOGH'S VAN GOGHS. At the Ethos Institute in Utah, Mel advises and assists corporate executives in becoming media savvy. Mel is an active member of the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
Mel further engages in activism, as a member of the Western Regional Board of CARE. She recently produced a national award winning video, entitled, Women's Voices documenting CARE's relief projects in Central America. Mel also served on the National Advisory Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Adam Walsh Children's Fund. She has produced public service announcements with its founder, John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted. She is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the United Nations Ambassadors' Ball 2003. The Co-Founder of NuSkin Int'l says "Be it a business, philanthropic, or personal endeavor, if Mel comes into contact with it, it is sure to be a success." 

Taylor Thoen Director of Distribution, Business Television, North America 

Taylor has spent most of her life as an entrepreneur, owning, investing, managing, and operating successful ventures in numerous industries for over 13 years. As a veteran of the TV industry, Taylor recognized a void for a savvy, nationally broadcast business program in North America. With her drive, and genuine interest in the entrepreneurial spirit, in 1997, Taylor launched BTV - Business Television (b-tv.com), a program profiling "The Companies that Count." The show now reaches more than 55 million households in the US and Canada. Taylor was awarded by Business Vancouver as one of B.C.'s top business achievers under the age of forty. 

Rich Noonan Correspondent, North America 

Rich served for more than a decade as the main anchor for the FOX Philadelphia team since 1990. During his career at FOX, he won six Emmy Awards, two RTNDA Awards for Investigative Journalism, and 19 Associated Press Awards. With a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rich launched his journalism career at KRIS-TV, an NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas, and then worked at a number of stations throughout Pennsylvania. 

Peggy Wang Managing Director for Greater China 

As the former CNBC Taipei bureau chief, Peggy was responsible for helping to set up the Taipei bureau. While there, she reported breaking news stories, produced features and anchored special shows. Prior to CNBC, Peggy was a producer for Associated Press Television, a correspondent for CNN International, and an anchor for China Television. She has also been a management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and a management information consultant for Accenture. Peggy received her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she also did her undergraduate study.

Arthur Park Managing Director for South Korea 


As the former Director of Communications of Boeing Korea, Arthur has a long experience in public relations and marketing communications. He currently runs a public relations firm in Seoul. Prior to his responsibility at Boeing, he worked in Hong Kong as the regional PR manager for BASF for years. He started his career as a PR professional in 1989 as he joined Burson-Marsteller Seoul. He studied English at the Kon-Kuk University, Seoul and attended MBA (e-commerce) class at the City University of Hong Kong. He has a very creative and energetic soul which made him what he is today.

 

 

 

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