Balagopal (Bala) Vissa is associate professor of entrepreneurship located at INSEAD's Asia campus in Singapore. Prof Vissa’s research interests focus on entrepreneurship in Asian emerging economies. His research seeks to understand how entrepreneurial firms and teams in Asia build effective networks - in the context of traditional family businesses (called business groups) as well as stand-alone new ventures.
Michael Prahl is the Executive Director GPEI and Adjunct Professor for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at Insead. Michael oversees all research of the initiative and was instrumental in creating all its recent publications, its database project and outreach activities. His specific research interests are in the areas of risk and return in emerging markets, operational value creation and market entry strategies & portfolio allocation for limited partners.
Pete is a very intelligent, hardworking entrepreneur. I've known Pete for over 15 years and have seen him successfully transform a number of stale businesses into serious profit centers. There's no doubt in my mind that he'll continue to succeed; again, and again, and again.