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Jonathan WONG

Role: 
Coaching Mentor
Domain Expert
Screening Judge
Pitching Judge
Company: 
SmartCast Asia Ltd.
Position: 
Director of Business Development Asia
Current Industry: 
Community and Social Services, Technology, media and TV broadcasting
Primary Area: 
Administration, Accounting & Finance, Branding, PR & Communication, Business Development, Human Resources, Market Analysis & Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Technology

Jonathan Wong has over 20 years in-depth international business knowledge in fast-paced industries, with diverse hands-on experience, from technical to operations, finance to administration to talent management, business development and sales to PR and marketing.

Jonathan spent over 11 years at one of the largest satellite TV networks in Asia, STAR TV, owned by News Corporation Ltd., in early years in his career, and moved from technical to administration and talent management to business development. During his tenure as Associate Vice President in business development, he was involved in numerous multi-million-dollar projects, including joint ventures in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and the Philippines, as well as leading the very first STAR TV satellite direct-to-home (DTH) TV service in Hong Kong and Macau.

Jonathan joined Celestial Pictures, which was backed by one of the largest Malaysian conglomerates, in 2002 as Director of Channel Distribution and launched the very first global Chinese movie channel in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia within eight months. Later, he spent 6 years at NDS, a technology subsidiary of News Corporation Ltd and now Cisco, and held various roles in business development, sales, PR and marketing, and launched one of the first IPTV services in Asia. Recently, he has worked at Hong Kong International Film Festival Society on business development, sponsorship and marketing for various international events for the film industry, and at Al Jazeera Media Network as Head of Distribution, Asia.

As a certified soft skill trainer, Jonathan has worked with different corporations and institutions on talent management projects. He also spends time as a mentor for social enterprises for Hong Kong Government Home Affairs Department and various startup business projects, as well as Business Consultant at The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Recently Jonathan joined SmartCast, a German media technology company which is part of SES Satellite Group, the largest satellite company in the world, as Director of Business Development.