Mynoo CNG Blackbyrn: An award-winning serial entrepreneur and movie producer, Mynoo has built 9 businesses on 4 different continents, growing them from zero to many millions. Specializing in building iconic brands and cultivating inspired leadership, she is also the visionary and spiritual mother of The POEM.
Vision & Strategy
Mynoo CNG Blackbyrn, Vision Strategy
Founder & Principal
Mynoo has led a storied career, spanning several continents and a broad range of industries (among them IT, business incubation, motion picture production, and property development). As a successful serial entrepreneur, Mynoo is also a champion of entrepreneurship itself, having mentored and incubated thriving businesses at every stage of development. She founded Federation 100 and the world-famous Inspired Leaders Network, an exclusive community of some of the world’s most brilliant innovators, inventors, business leaders and gurus, such as Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Dame Anita Roddick. A Londoner from India, she has also produced 15 movies in Hollywood and Bollywood. In 2010 she took a sabbatical, and underwent a personal transformation. She created her own journey, which became a unique methodology and process to achieve sustainable well-being in all aspects of living, and began sharing her work first locally, then internationally. As both the muse and key driver of PoEM initiatives, she holds the vision and inspires the team across the world, integrating her business acumen with powerful intuitive guidance.
Vibha Bhatnagar, Finance Strategy
Founder & Principal
Leveraging her experience across diverse industry sectors, Vibha has a long track record of converting radical business concepts into real businesses. From a humble start as a sales manager, she became a visionary entrepreneur, maturing in the media & entertainment, automation, construction, energy storage and sustainable eco tourism sectors. She has founded and developed fully automated robotic car parking facilities; financially structured brick and mortar construction businesses; developed and produced major feature films; and has now co-founded & promoted The PoEM as an iconic global eco tourism/holistic health retreat project that brings together all her gifts. Her core strength is as a commercial and financial architect, advisor and consultant, at both the project and enterprise levels. She loves connecting with industry leaders, and her businesses have been backed by international investment groups and financial/investment consortia from around the world. Vibha thrives in multi-cultural environments and has a footprint covering the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, India and Australasia. She excels at business modeling, financial structuring, business development strategies and exit strategies. She is well-known for structuring project financing with multi-jurisdictional facets, as well as for conducting commercial feasibilities, studies, research and project analysis.
JP Parker: An innovator, futurist and systems developer, JP's history involves trailblazing new paradigms in new industries, helping to create both the requisite underlying infrastructures and the beneficial partnerships that sustain them. Applied solutions-focused, she is most passionate about the regeneration and thriving movements igniting our world.
Vibha Bhatnagar: An Indian and UK entrepreneur now based in Dubai, Vibha has deep expertise in financial structuring and feasibility analysis for large scale real property and resort development projects. In addition to her career as a successful Bollywood film producer, she has to her credit the Mauritius Film City, the Bollywood Magic theme park and major property developments in the Middle East and Brazil.
The PoEM Global Estates Team
With experienced and visionary leaders at the helm, and a stellar lineup of special advisors and team members, The PoEM Global Estates team has a track record of success in business, media, marketing, technology, finance, sustainability, health, well-being, hospitality, property and eco-developments around the world. Our team is fully global, representing India, the UK, Dubai, Germany, Indonesia, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, New Zealand, France, the US and Australia — thus far!
Balram “Balu” Datwani, Global Feasibility
In 1978 Balu pioneered Clayton Finance Limited, which has been operating successfully under his leadership and vision ever since. With primary interest in real estate development, Clayton controls a substantial property portfolio which has generated over US$70 million, and has secondary interests in the import and export of commodities; finished & raw materials for a wide variety of industries: manufacturing, hospitality (Hilton, Marriott, Waldorf Astoria and Ramada) and more. Balu’s combined company interests, properties and holdings are currently valued at over half a billion dollars.
Funding, Finance & Investor Relations
Paul A. Zaman, Commercial Strategy, Corporate Ethics and Compliance
Special Advisor and Consultant
As founder of Qualvin Advisory out of Singapore, London-born Paul provides strategic planning, alignment and investment advisory services around the globe, with special emphasis on the technology and services sectors. He is perhaps best known for leading the the initial public offering of Telstra in Australia, resulting in the world’s largest IPO. He has since broadened his reach to include corporate strategy and advisory services across many sectors of the global business landscape. In Singapore Paul was the Director of Strategy, charged with keeping Singapore the world’s most attractive city for corporate HQs. Under his capable leadership Qualvin provides business set-up services for Build-Operate-Transfer; Asia-in-a-Box for new business units throughout Southeast Asia, as well as M&A strategic fit and equity market management. A spirited proponent of the triple bottom line, Paul has also consulted extensively in the arena of Corporate Social Responsibility, which remains a key area of his focus and interest.
Murugan Sakaran, Financial Structuring & Advisory
IL & FS Global Financial Services
Special Advisor and Consultant
Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) is one of India's leading infrastructure development and finance companies. Promoted by the Central Bank of India (CBI), Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) and Unit Trust of India (UTI), over the years IL&FS has broad-based its shareholding and inducted Institutional shareholders including the State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, ORIX Corporation - Japan and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. IL&FS has a distinct mandate - catalyzing the development of infrastructure. The organization has focused on the commercialization and development of infrastructure projects and the creation of value-added financial services. The Financial Services division has a developed a strong platform for syndication of debt and equity in the domestic financial markets, with strength in structuring and arranging of project finance, advising and arranging of private equity, identifying M&A targets, arranging structured debt, asset based financing, acquisition financing, and facilitating and coordinating legal documentation. The Company has incorporated two international subsidiaries one at Singapore and another at United Kingdom to undertake international mandates. Today IL&FS is recognized as one of the major players in the project syndication market, with a niche carved out in the infrastructure segment. The company enjoys strong relationships with multinational banks, multilateral agencies and export credit agencies with presence in India.
Michael Reynolds, Sustainability Systems
Imagine a building that: heats and cools itself, generates its own power, catches and filters its own water, grows its own food, contains and processes all its waste, is made predominantly of recycled materials and works with the wisdom of the earth to produce all of that. Then imagine that this structure is elegant, first world, comfortable in every way. And then, imagine that the integrated system technologies and methodologies required to create such structures have been refined and perfected, evolving for nearly 40 years. Michael Reynolds is the architect who created Earthship Biotecture, the star of acclaimed documentary “Garbage Warrior,” and a pioneer of pioneers. These days, when Mike is not working on creating homes and developments employing his systems, consulting on groundbreaking projects or bringing his expertise to disaster recovery projects in places like Haiti and the Philippines, he is teaching, giving the gift of his hands-on wisdom to eager students all over the world. They know as he does that sustainable living, when designed as intelligently and comprehensively as an Earthship, can elevate our planet and humanity into a new era of prosperity, well-being and creativity. www.earthship.com
Architecture & Design
Jamie Durie, Eco Interiors, Horticulture
Founder, Durie Design; International Television Host and Star
An award-winning landscape designer, Jamie Durie is an internationally-renowned horticulturist, a committed environmentalist and a successful television host and producer. As pioneer of ‘The Outdoor Room’ concept, Jamie has changed the face of landscape design, inspiring whole new generations across the world to rediscover their gardens. The author of 9 best-selling books (100 Gardens, Jamie Durie’s The Outdoor Room, Outside, The Source Book Editions 1 and 2, Inspired, Outdoor Kids, The Outdoor Room and Patio—Garden Design and Inspiration), Jamie is the host and star of numerous top-rated television programs, including The Outdoor Room, Australia’s Best Backyards, Backyard Blitz—for which he received the Logie award for Most Popular Male Talent, as well as six consecutive Logie awards for Most Popular Lifestyle Program—The Block, Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice; most recently he was a host and judge on Top Design. In the USA, Jamie’s show The Outdoor Room, which launched on HGTV in 2010, is now in its fourth season of production. He also hosts White Room Challenge, HGTV Dream Home, HGTV Green Home, HGTV’d, Bang for Your Buck, HGTV Showdown, and America’s longest running gardening program The Victory Garden, which airs on PBS. Jamie also appeared regularly on The Oprah Winfrey Show offering garden advice and inspiration following his first appearance on the show in 2006. He is also founder and Editorial Director of The Outdoor Room magazine. www.jamiedurie.com
Frank Hyde: Global Project Management/Architecture
Team, Global Projects Lead
With nearly two decades of hands-on, international project development experience under his belt, Frank has led teams developing mixed-use, multi-family housing and hospitality/resort projects. Having worked in diverse locations around the world, including Turkey, the US, Indonesia and Russia, Frank is quite comfortable managing complex international projects with many moving parts and budgets over US$1B. His client roster includes MacFarlane Partners, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Marriott Vacation Ownership International and Madison Marquette. Passionate about eco building, Frank also builds and fits out exquisite custom yachts.
Frederik Stimmel, Sustainable Technology, Mechanical, Engineering & Plumbing
Team, Global Sustainable Engineering Lead
Engineer & inventor Frederik Stimmel hails originally from Germany. He has broad and varied engineering and technical experience, focused largely on developing renewable and clean energy solutions. He also has extensive, hands-on project management experience in providing clean energy solutions for large-scale commercial and residential developments.
He has been living and working in Indonesia for 8 years, and is fluent in the language.
Jeni Kardinal, Architecture and Eco Materials
Partnered with Frank Hyde in Dual Dimensions Architecture, American Jeni’s expertise includes architecture and planning; master planning; mixed use development; project management; residential, commercial, villas and custom yachts. She is most passionate about using eco building materials, and is a well-known global expert in straw bale technology. She has just received a prestigious grant to advance her straw bale work in service to the community in Bali.
Jamie Owen, Sculpture & Land Arts
Jamie is a sculptor from the UK who has been creating spectacular, artful gardens all over Europe, and now in Bali. He is renowned for his award-winning bone sculptures. As both an artist and a landscaper he is continually in touch with nature.
Team, Business Development
Adam is the architect of visionary ventures that are in “right alignment” with an evolving culture and economy that enhances quality of life for all of the planet’s citizens and for the Earth itself. A Wharton business graduate, he marries business and marketing leadership and savviness with social consciousness. A global community builder, Adam is an inspired entrepreneur with a passion for motivating people to pursue their dreams and then facilitating the connections and experience that will bring those dreams to fruition. His
wide-ranging knowledge across multiple platforms is visible in the companies he has founded and those for which he has consulted. A number of his ventures bridge the gap between online and offline marketing, and direct response and authentic consumer marketing. He is putting those marketing strategies into play to create and support ventures that are on the cutting edge of the cultural shift.
Hospitality & Branding
Team, Hospitality Branding Lead
Ranga oversees the PoEM’s presence in the hospitality and spa world globally. He excels in concept creation, business modeling, strategic planning, brand development and international marketing. He is the founder of Magma JLT in Dubai. His track record includes associations with leading global brands such as Indtravels/CarlsonWagon-Litts, Europ Assistance, Oberoi Hotels and Kempinski Hotels & Resorts. Ranga's track record includes having worked in multi-cultural environments across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Peter Anderson, Hospitality
Anderson & Associates
A 25-year veteran of the leisure industries, Peter is a principal in Anderson and Associates, a consultancy firm in Los Angeles specializing in development and programming for hotels, resorts, spas and wellness centers. His firm conducts engagements in market, financial and economic impact analysis; evaluates hotel and lodging trends and related revenue sources for market acceptance and economic viability; and develops strategic operating plans for new construction, expansion, renovations, branding and/or enhanced operation.He has authored academic texts on spa operations in hotel and resort environments, writes a monthly advice column for American Spa Magazine and a quarterly column for Hotel Executive, and is a longstanding member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), an invitation-only organization comprised of 200 members from 37 countries, dedicated to technical and ethical excellence in hospitality.
JP Parker, Innovation & Integration Strategy
Founder & Principal
As an innovation strategist, JP has been at the forefront of several waves of social and business change, including the advent of the World Wide Web; integral/holistic medicine and wellness; global social enterprise; and the LOHAS Cultural Creative wave, uniting ecological sustainability with economic prosperity, creativity and optimum well-being. JP has cultivated successful ventures integrating technology, media, business and the arts; she’s served as a leader and board member for international industry trade organizations and professional associations, largely in high technology; and has launched many careers. As a serial social entrepreneur, she’s developed groundbreaking software platforms, interdisciplinary conferences, curricula and trainings and new business models in green fields. Known for innovating across sectors, she has been a delighted contributor to think tanks, summits, awards juries and countless philanthropic endeavors. She collects pioneers and thought leaders, sets standards for excellence, and loves connecting the cross-cultural dots. An avid student of and advocate for sustainability and creativity technologies, she is most passionate about creating context, both physically and virtually, to support and nurture positive, life-affirming ways of being.