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Belin Karena

Advisor Hong Kong, HK

Co Founder, W Hub. Previously Hong Kong/Taiwan Head of Finance HairCare, SkinCare, FemCare, OralCare and Brand Operations, Procter & Gamble.

Co Founder, W Hub. Previously Hong Kong/Taiwan Head of Finance HairCare, SkinCare, FemCare, OralCare and Brand Operations, Procter & Gamble.

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Involved In

Founder

W Hub

Advisor

Startup Next - pre-acceleration
Innoscience Group
My Phone
PolyU Hong Kong
Google EYE
Startup Weekend
Snapask
PAKT
Chicago Booth

Positions

Co Founder W Hub July 2013 - present
Hong Kong/Taiwan Head of Finance HairCare, SkinCare, FemCare, OralCare and Brand Operations Procter & Gamble August 2012 - July 2014
Japan Head of Finance Planning, Analysis & Forecasting Braun, Gillette, PetCare, FemCare and OralB Procter & Gamble July 2011 - November 2011
Japan Group Manager Planning, Analysis & Forecasting PetCare, Snacks, Braun, OralB Procter & Gamble January 2009 - June 2011
NorthEast Asia Finance Group Manager Gillette, Braun, OralB, Duracell Procter & Gamble January 2007 - June 2008
NorthEastAsia Finance Manager Gillette Integration Procter & Gamble May 2006 - December 2006
NorthEastAsia Senior Finance Analyst Product Supply Finance and Competitive Intelligence Procter & Gamble June 2005 - April 2006
Key Account Manager Fabric&HomeCare Procter & Gamble France July 2003 - May 2005
Customer Team Finance Manager Procter & Gamble France January 2002 - June 2003
Financial Analyst Paper Products & HealthCare Procter & Gamble France August 2000 - December 2001

Education

Universität Mannheim Betriebswirtschaftslehre 1994 - 2000
ESSEC Business School, Paris, France Finance September 1997 - July 1998

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Karena co-founded W Hub out of passion for entrepreneurs and to foster the growth of the startup ecosystem. W Hub showcases startups and helps them bring their business to the next level by making meaningful connections to Talent, other Startups and Investors. She is deeply immersed into the startups scene and acts as speaker, mentor and judge at events and organisations such as the Chicago Booth GNVC, Google EYE, Poly U Entrepreneurial Mentorship Network and StartupWeekend, as well as driving diversity and inclusion as board member of WOW (Women on the WayUp) of the American Women’s Association.
She holds a double diploma in business and administration from the University of Mannheim and the MBA business school ESSEC in Paris. Previously, she has worked 15 years for Procter & Gamble in various roles throughout Finance, Sales, Strategy and Management across Europe, North East Asia and Greater China. Responsibilities included product line launches, portfolio management, strategic business planning, organisation re-design and Gillette integration. She currently also volunteers as VP of Events at the Parent Faculty Organisation of the Hong Kong International School.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I advise co-founders, entrepreneurs and startups in the area of business model, financial planning and fundraising process (due diligence, investor negotiation and investor relationship management).

As an Advisor

I am accessible over e-mail, skype and face to face.
My coaching style is friendly and inquiry based.

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ir. Paul van Brenkelen FHKIoD DipCD
We worked together  •  CEO & Founder, MyPhone (HK) Ltd., Founder & Non-Executive Director, Foria (HK) Ltd., Founder & Non-Executive Director, Luduan (HK) Ltd..
Karena is a switched on person with powerful connections in the startup scene, very helpful in bringing people and companies together and al ... ways willing to be of help in matters your run into being a (small) startup.
Mary Barbara Hanna
We worked together  •  Founder & Executive Leader, Look Left and Trainer, Program Development, Speak.
Karena is full on energy! She is intelligent, creative, and forward thinking. Karena's humor, patience and kindness put people at ease. She ... listens carefully and is truly interested in guiding others to achieve their goals. Karena is inclusive, curious and give 100 percent to any goal she sets.
Mary Barbara Hanna
We worked together  •  Founder & Executive Leader, Look Left and Trainer, Program Development, Speak.
Karena has significant business experience, both in an MNC and starting her own online business. WHub has grown exponentially and its due to ... the energy, intelligence, and vision of Karena and her business partner. Karena is kind, patient and fun resulting in people feeling completely at ease with her. Her energy is contagious and she loves to see people succeed at whatever goals they set for themselves.

Alexis Bautista
Founder & CEO, Kokonuzz Limited. Previously General Manager, Juncoop Limited.