Unapologetically unconventional


Prof. Loredana Padurean, Keynote Speaker, Global Academic Leader, Passionate about Teaching Management & Entrepreneurship & Experiential Learning, Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan

Selected Keynotes Conferences and Presentations

As a public speaker, I am interested mainly in two topics: Entrepreneurial Evolution and SMART skills. I also speak often about the most innovative MBA program in the world, ASB and our Action Learning curriculum.


“the future of work - the alumni alliance conference”                    

July 2019| Panelist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   

“Nail it, scale it, sail it - an entrepreneurial journey” tedx talk                    

June 2019| Tedx, Cluj Napoca, Romania   

25th BFM Network Series -Balance For Better

March 2019| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Organizational innovation - the 3 lenses of behavior”                    

February 2019| Thai Bev, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                        


“Humans + bots: Tension and opportunity - blending human and AI skills”

October 25, 26, 2018 | Pt. Douglas, Australia, KEYNOTE SPEAKER CX LEADERS COUNCIL 2018 – ASIA PACIFIC OCTOBER

Innovations in Graduate Business Education Conference: Lifelong Learning in A Digital Era

October 16, 2018, | Panelist, New Jersey, USA

Action Learning, a foundational pillar of the ASB teaching and learning approach

July 24 & 25, 2018 | MIT Sloan-Sasin Action Learning Conference | Speaker and Panelist, Bangkok, Thailand


July 12 & 13, 2018 | Venture for America Training Camp | Speaker, Detroit, USA

The Business School of Tomorrow: Developing Talent for the Disruptive Age keynote address

 March 2018 | 5th annual MBA CSEA Asian Conference | Keynote Speaker, Hong Kong

An unconventional dialogue on diversity

 February 2018 | Asia School of Business Master Class | KL, Malaysia                                                                                                  

Building Successful Careers in South East Asia                                                                     

 February 2018 | Asia School of Business Careers Panel Roundtable | Singapore

Catch the wave: innovation in experiential learning

January 2018 | GMAC Leadership Annual Conference | Panelist, Arizona, USA

Experiential Learning in Higher Education                                        

January 2018 | MBA Roundtable Workshop on Outcome Based Education (OBE) | Panelist, Arizona, USA


Driving Organization Development through Technology and Innovation panelist              

November 2017 | HRDF and Trainers' Conference & Exhibition 2017 | KL, Malaysia

Unapologetically unconventional – a personal reflection on leadership  

November 2017 | ICLIF Leadership Conference, “Women of the World. Be the Change” | Puducherry, India

The Extraordinary and Unconventional ASB– A case of innovation in education         

October 2017 | Global Conference organized by IAA (International Advertising Association), "Creativity, the Unlimited Resource for a better world” | Bucharest, Romania

Discover the Game Changing Talent Strategy - From Inspiration to Implementation Keynote Speaker    

September 2017 | Jobstreet Annual Regional Flagship Conference, "Building successful human capital" | KL, Malaysia                                    

The role of women in STEM panelist                                                                                                                                     

August 2017 | DigiGirlz by Microsoft | KL,Malaysia

Constructive Alignment in outcome based education keynote speaker                                                            

July 2017  | UKM iCGPA International Conference hosted by MOHE Malaysia | KL, Malaysia

Nail it, Scale it, Sail it at ASB- Operations for Entrepreneurs keynote speaker                                 

June 2017 | Venture For America Bootcamp at Brown University | Providence, USA

Fast clockspeed Mens et Manus - Action Learning at ASB                           

June 2017 | LEPE Conference - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia | Virginia, USA

Woman Entrepreneurs - What would you do if you were not afraid                                                                                                     

June 2017 | Lean In Cluj-Napoca | Romania

Innovation through Action Learning at ASB – the beginning of an extraordinary journey                      

April 2017 | World Action Learning Conference | KL, Malaysia

Action Learning at ASB – The Beginning of an Extraordinary Journey                                                                                     

April 2017 | UTKM workshop | KL, Malaysia

Action Learning at ASB – the beginning of an extraordinary journey panelist           

March 2017 | University of the future– Ministry of Higher Education Forum | KL, Malaysia

Action Learning at ASB – the beginning of an extraordinary journey

March 2017 | Round table Host and Speaker | KL, Malaysia

MBA Preview session -Teaching Tesla with Tesla

February 2017 | Special recruitment event hosted by ASB and GreenTech Malaysia | KL, Malaysia            

Arts and business to fuse moderator               

February 2017 | Maybank Invest ASEAN | KL, Malaysia     


Creating Disruptive Entrepreneurs in Green Technology Keynote speaker                  

October 2016 | The International Green Technology Conference Malaysia | KL, Malaysia

Winning the Generation Battle - Managing Diverse Age Group in An Organization Keynote speaker

August 2016 | Jobstreet Annual Regional Flagship Conference Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor, Malaysia      

Nail it, Scale it, Sail it - Operations for entrepreneurs keynote speaker                                                                    

June 2016 | Venture for America Bootcamp at Brown University | Providence, USA

Let the women in - a provocative conversation, moderator for Sir Bob Geldorf                                                                       

April 2016 | Invest Asian Maybank | Singapore

V=E*I, keynote speaker with prof. fine                                                             

April 2016 | Invest Malaysia Maybank in collaboration with the Stock Exchange | KL, Malaysia  

Nail It, Scale it, Sail it / Driving Green, with CEO of Green Tech                        

April 2016 |  Invest Malaysia Maybank & Stock Exchange, “Sustainable at the Core” | KL, Malaysia


Managing Diversity in a glob al context Keynote speaker  

December 2015 | YTL 60 years Leadership Conference | KL, Malaysia,

The case of Asia School of Business – thanks for giving                                                 

November 2015 | American Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Luncheon | KL, Malaysia

Global Business School Network GBSN Conference Moderator                                                                                                                              

November 2015 | Manila, Philippines

3 Lenses in Organizations                                                                              

November 2015 | INTEL Penang Lean and Agile Connections SE Asia Conference | Penang, Malaysia

Nail it, Scale it, Sail it - Operations for entrepreneurs keynote address                                                               

June 2014 | VFA Bootcamp at Brown University | Providence, USA

Leveraging Enterprises through Academic Participation                                         

December 2013 | Entrepreneurial Academia Conference at the Indian School of Business | Mohali, India

Entrepreneurship in India, panelist                                                                                                                                

September 2013 | MIT- India Conference | Cambridge, MA, USA

Destination dynamics - A governance and management perspective, with Charlie fine                                                                                                                                                                                             

June 2011 | QUIS12 - The 12th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management at Cornell University | USA