About us

ADAPTUS is the Exclusive Strategic Partner for the Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute (APWASI) in the Southeast Asia Region.

At Adaptus One, we possess a deep-rooted passion for cultural intelligence, etiquette, and business practices.
Our team of expert trainers brings together years of experience and a profound understanding of various cultures to deliver transformative training programs that transcend boundaries.
In today’s global business landscape, 89% of executives agree that cross-cultural competency is crucial for the success of their organizations.
At Adaptus One, we are dedicated to empowering salespeople like you with the insights and strategies needed to navigate cross-cultural challenges effectively.

The two Lead International Consultants are:

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Dr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA in Finance and a Doctorate in Business Administration. Having travelled to over 100 countries and lived in Africa, North America, and Asia. He has worked with the United Nations Development Program, non-profit organizations like CIDA (Canada), SIDA (Sweden), NOVIB (Netherlands) and GTZ (Germany). Dr. Lee has worked with organizations like Oracle, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Kenya Commercial Bank and trained the 5 Star Hotel Association in Shenzhen, China.
He has attained the Wine Spirit and Education Diploma and Certified International Educator from London, UK. Dr. Lee has also attained the Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Spirits designation (USA) and the French Wine Scholar (USA). He is a Certified Sherry Educator awarded by the Consejo De Regulador (Spain) and is a wine judge with the Hong Kong International Wine Judge Association.
He has been a lecturer at the University of Simon Fraser in Canada teaching and developing the wine program in the department of Continuing Education. Dr. Lee has been hosted by the Wine Institute of Germany, Italian Vinitaly and the Spanish and Chinese governments. He has presented at the OIV 9th World Symposium on Viticulture and Oenology in China. Dr Lee is a Sake professional under the auspices of the Japanese Sake Education Council and has trained as a Whisky Ambassador in Scotland. Dr. Lee has taught WSET courses, close to a decade. He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critic, international Wine Judge and given wine lectures globally and wine courses in Canada, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, France, Hungary Portugal, Italy and the US. He is the author of the best-selling book “Master the Art of Manners” available on all major online outlets like amazon and indigo books. He is a major international KOL in the world of etiquette, wine and spirits with over 1 billion views of his videos on several social media platforms and has a enviable following in excess of 2.3 million followers.

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Dr. Lee

BAcc (Hons). MBA.(Fin) DBA.FMA.CIM. Dipset. CSW.CSS.FWS

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Johnny Ang


This seasoned professional has established a prominent presence over the past two decades with an impressive track record spanning multiple industries, including finance, technology, Food and Beverage, and architecture. Notably, he has made a name for himself as an early investor in Crypto, co-founded an architecture consultancy firm, and served as a board member for a fintech company supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMB).
His expertise lies in the dynamic realm of Payment Innovation & Technology, Payment Solutions, and Loyalty Programs (CRM). His extensive experience has garnered invaluable insights and knowledge, positioning him as a thought leader within the industry. He has shared his expertise through keynote speeches, guest lectures, panel discussions, and moderation of various engagements throughout the Asia Pacific region.
In recognition of his remarkable contributions to the field, he was honoured at the prestigious World Payments Congress & Awards in 2019, where he was named one of the 50 Most Influential Payment Professionals.
Equipped with a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing & Consumer Insight from the esteemed Nanyang Business School (NBS-NTU), he continually demonstrates his commitment to professional growth and excellence. Additionally, he is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID).
With an extensive skill set, a wealth of experience, and a proven ability to drive innovation in the payment industry, this professional is a valuable asset to any organisation seeking strategic leadership and expertise. Connect with him to explore the possibilities of collaboration and leverage his knowledge for your business and your success.
Our other team members are experts in their field, and we call upon them depending on the industry, situation, and requirements of the client.



Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute (APWASI)’s mission is to promote cultural diversity through studying the history, people and culture of wines through online wine courses. We commit to developing a greater consciousness about global awareness, diversity, and inclusivity. Our goal is for each individual to develop a broader and wider understanding of these principles. Through cultural interaction, experience, and adventure, you will understand and gain appreciation of different cultures.