Curling | Japan
Kotomi Ishizaki is an Olympic Curler who represented Team Japan in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games. Currently, Kotomi coaches junior curling and works as an international curling commentator. In addition to her professional work in the sport of curling, Kotomi is also a medical coordinator for the director of a local hospital. Growing up a shy child, Kotomi credits sports with giving her confidence. While in high school, she was named Captain of the volleyball team and led them to the All Hokkaido Championship Tournament, becoming No.1 in the prefecture. Kotomi began curling at the age of 18. Three short years later, Kotomi and her team became national champions, enabling them to compete on the world stage. After nine years of competing in Japan, she moved to Canada focused on developing her curling prowess. While there, she immersed herself in Canadian curling culture learning everything from club management to the growth of curling for entertainment. She returned to Japan one year later, bringing these new skills and a dedication to strengthening Japanese awareness of sport and curling.
Managing Director | Global Client Experience, Edelman Asia Pacific
MENTOR | IWF Singapore and Fellows Alumnae
Amanda Goh is focused on growth and innovation for leaders, teams and relationships across major clients in Asia Pacific. Amanda serves as a senior advisor on corporate and public affairs, executive training, digital strategy, crisis and risk management. A 16-year Edelman veteran, Amanda brings two decades of global consulting experience and lived in Singapore, New York, Australia and London. She has held a variety of leadership roles as Practice Head, Geography and Client Management. For the last six years, Amanda served as CEO for Edelman in Singapore and led the transformation of the business to a communications marketing advisory with strategic planning, data and analytics, creative, brand and digital at its core. Her previous tenures include Senior Vice President for major clients Samsung, Johnson & Johnson and WestRock. While based in New York for four years, she led multi market client programming spanning Europe, Brazil and North America, with a focus on C-Suite advisory, b2b marketing and emerging market entry communications. At the start of her career with Edelman, she was head of Corporate Reputation and Financial Communications across Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Edelman, Amanda was a senior consultant based in Singapore and London with Havas Advertising/Grayling and Porter Novelli where she was responsible for regional integrated marketing campaigns for major clients HP, Mars and British Airways. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Journalism. She has successfully completed executive education programs with Columbia Business School, INSEAD and Harvard Business School. She is an alumnae of the IWF Fellows Program. She also sits on the Board of Special Olympics Asia Pacific. She was named 2015 Women in Watch by Campaign Asia and has served as a judge on industry-related awards like the PR Awards, Spikes Asia and Festival of Media.