Asia Society Global Council
The Global Council is a distinguished group of senior leaders from business, the arts, academia, civil society, and other sectors with deep Asian or international expertise who advise Asia Society Trustees and senior staff in the planning and program activities of Asia Society. This important group provides a unique network of high-level experts with on-the- ground experience and perspectives which serve to inform and broaden the initiatives Asia Society undertakes. Originally established in 1979, the Council is an important part of the global Asia Society network that includes Asia Society Centers and partner organizations. Membership is designed to reflect as much as possible the spectrum of interests represented in the Society itself.
Members who become office holders in their respective governments are placed "on leave for public service" for the duration of that service (their names are marked with an *).
Afghanistan | Australia | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Cambodia | Canada | China | HONG KONG S.A.R. | India | Indonesia | Iran | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Mongolia | Nepal | New Zealand | Pakistan | Philippines | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Taiwan | Thailand | United States | Vietnam
* in government service
*Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Government Chief Executive
Mr. Ahmad Nader Nadery, Chairperson of Fair and Free Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), Chairman of Advisory Board of Open Society Foundation Afghanistan
Mr. Michael Abbott QC, Chairman, Art Gallery of South Australia
Mr. Jock Clough, Chairman of Southseas Abalone Ltd.
Sir Rod Eddington, President of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee
The Honorable Gareth Evans, AO, Q.C., Chancellor of Australian National University (ANU)
Mr. Charles Goode, Chairman, Flagstaff Partners
Michelle Guthrie, Managing Director, Australia Broadcasting Co.
Mr. Kevin Hobgood-Brown, Managing Director, Riverstone Advisory Ptd Ltd
Mr. Paul Kelly, Editor-at-Large, The Australian
Professor Richard Larkins, AO, Former Vice Chancellor and President, Monash University, President, Australian University Sport
Professor Tim Lindsey, ARC Federation Fellow, Director, Asian Law Centre, Co-Director, Centre for Islamic Law & Society, The University of Melbourne
Sidney H. Myer, CEO, Yulgilbar Group
Mr. Alex Thursby, Group Chief Executive, National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Professor Hugh White, Head of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University
Mr. Richard Woolcott, AC, Founding Director, Asia Society Australia Centre, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister of Australia
Harrison Young, Non-Executive Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Mr. Farooq Sobhan, Chairman of Board of Trustees, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Board Member of United Nations Foundation
*His Excellency Lyonpo Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister, Royal Government of Bhutan
*His Excellency Kao Kim Hourn, Former Executive Director, Cambodian Institute for Co-operation and Peace
*His Excellency Son Soubert, Member of Board of Directors, Constitutional Council of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Mr. Donald W. Campbell, Senior Strategy Advisor at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
The Right Honorable Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada
Professor Wendy K. Dobson, Professor and Co-Director, Institute for International Business
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Dr. Paul Evans, Professor and Director, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia
Hon. John Manley, P.C.,O.C., President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Dr. Yuen Pau Woo, Former President and CEO of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Professor Chen Xiejun, Director, Shanghai Museum
Dr. Fang Xinghai, Former Director-General, Shanghai Municipal Financial Services Office, Bureau Director, Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs
Dr. Victor Z. Gao, Executive Director, Beijing Private Equity Association, Director of China National Association of International Studies
Dr. C.S. Kiang, CEO of Sustainable Development Technologies and Vice Chairman of Global Urban Development
*Dr. Su Ge, Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland
Mr. Lee Kai Fu, Chairman and CEO, Innovation Works
Mme. Li Xiaolin,Chairman, Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
Dr. Justin Yi Fu Lin, Director, China Center for Economic Research
Mr. Long Yongtu
Mr. James L. McGregor, Chairman and CEO, James McGregor Inc.
Professor Pan Guang, Ph.D., Vice Chairman, Shanghai Center for International Studies
Dr. Shen Dingli, Vice Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Director, Center for American Studies, Fudan University
Mr. Edward Tian, Chairman, CBC Capital
Dr. Wang Jisi, Dean, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
Ms. Wang Limei, Director, Beijing World Art Museum
The Honorable Xu Kuangdi, President, The China-US People's Friendship Association
Zhu Min, PhD, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Hong Kong, S.A.R.
*The Hon. Mrs. Laura M. Cha, Member of the Executive Council, Government of the HKSAR
Dr. Victor K. Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group
Mr. Chien Lee, Director, Scottish & Eastern Investment Services, Ltd.
Dr. The Honourable David K.P. Li, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Ms. Kai-Yin Lo, Chairman, Yin Expressions Ltd.
Barbara Navarro, Director of Strategy & Operations, APAC, Middle East, Africa & Russia, Google
Mr. John E. Strickland, Former Chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Mr. Chung To, Founder and Chairperson, Chi Heng Foundation
Ms. Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Enterprises Limited
Mr. Nelson An-ping Chang, Vice Chairman, Chia Hsin Cement Corporation, CEO of HSBC Asset Management Ltd.
Ms. K.C. Chen, Founder and Executive Director, Taipei Story House
Paul S.P. Hsu, Esq., Chairman and CEO, PHYCOS International Co., Ltd.
Dr. Christina Liu, Professor, Department of Finance, National Taiwan University, Former Minister of Finance
Mr. Lin Hwai-Min, Founder and Artistic Director, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
Mr. Matthew F. C. Miau, Chairman, MiTAC-SYNNEX Group
Mr. Tien Hung-mao, Insitute for National Policy Research
Mr. Eric T. Wu, Chairman, Taiwan Securities Group
Ms. Diane Ying, Chairman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, CommonWealth Magazine
Mr. Ashok H. Advani, Chairman, Business India
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.
Mr. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times, Former Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society
Mr. Tarun Das, President, Aspen Institute India and Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry, Co-Chair of U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue
Ms. Barkha Dutt, Managing Editor, NDTV
Mr. Shekhar Gupta, Founder/Editor The Print
Ms. Saker Mistri, Speech Pathologist and Museum Educator
Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Technologies Limited
Mr. Deepak S. Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd.
Dr. Rashmi Poddar, Director - Indian Aesthetics, University of Mumbai, Director of Jnanapravaha Mumbai (JPM)
Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Senior Leader, Indian National Congress
Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group
Ms. Laila Tyabji, Chairperson, DASTKAR Society for Crafts & Craftspeople
Ms. Pia Alisjahbana, Founder, The Femina Group of Magazines Commisary
Professor Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Deputy for Political Affairs, Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Director for Program and Research at Habibie Center
Ir. Aburizal Bakrie, Chairman, Golkar Indonesian National Party
Mr. Endy M. Bayuni, Senior Editor, The Jakarta Post
Mrs. Kartini Muljadi, Senior Partner, Kartini Muljadi & Rekan
Mr. Prajogo Pangestu, Chairman, Barito Pacific Group
Mr. Edwin Soeryadjaya, President Commissioner, PT Saratoga Investama Segaya Tbk.
Mr. George S. Tahija, President Director, PT. Austindo Nusantara Jaya
Mr. Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman and CEO, The Gemala Group
Mr. Vahid Alaghband, Group Chairman, Balli Klockner PLC
Dr. Kenneth S. Courtis, Consultant and Former Vice Chairman-Asia, Goldman Sachs (Japan) Ltd., Founding Partner at Themes Investment Partners and Themes Investment Management Ltd.
Mr. Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Dr. Yoichi Funabashi, Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation and Former Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun
Professor Takashi Inoguchi, President, University of Niigata Prefecture and Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Mr. Kuni Miyake, President, AOI Foreign Policy Institute Research Director for Foreign Affairs and National Security
Mr. Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman and CEO, ORIX Corporation
Mrs. Yoshiko Mori, Chairperson, The Mori Art Museum
Mr. Masahisa Naitoh, Chairman and CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Ms. Kumi Sato, President and CEO, Cosmo Public Relations Corporation
His Excellency Yukio Satoh, Vice Chairman, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
Mrs. Ayako Seki
Dr. Yoshihide Soeya, Professor of Political Science, Keio University, Faculty of Law
Dr. Isao Tsujimoto, Studio for Cultural Change
His Excellency Taizo Watanabe, Senior Advisor, Toyota Motor Corporation
Mr. Hiroshi Yokokawa, President, The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
Mr. Bang Sang-Hoon, Publisher, President, and CEO, The Chosun Ilbo
His Excellency Han Sung-Joo, International Policy Studies Institute
Ambassador Hyun Hong-choo, Senior Partner; Former Ambassador to the US, Kim & Chang Law Office
Dr. Kim Dalchoong, President, The Seoul Forum for International Affairs
Dr. Hongnam Kim, Professor, Department of Art History, Graduate School of Humanities, Ewha Womans University
His Excellency Ambassador Sung-Chul Yang, Ph.D., Former Ambassador of Korea to the United States
Dr. Yi Song-Mi, Professor Emerita, The Academy of Korean Studies
Mr. Ananda Krishnan, Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd
Mr. Lee Hoo Leng, Group CEO, Sing Health & Chairman, Development Committee of Duke-NUS
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement for a Just World
Mr. Karim Raslan, Founder and CEO, KRA Group
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin, President & CEO, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad
Tan Sri Dato Francis S. Yeoh, Managing Director, YTL Corporation Berhad
*Mr. Damdin Tsogtbaatar, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Construction and Urban Development
Mr. Kanak Mani Dixit, Editor of Himal, Himalmedia Pvt. Ltd
Mrs. Rita Manchanda, Founding Member, South Asian Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR)
Dr. Pratyoush Onta, Convenor, Martin Chautari and Nepal Studies Group
Mr. Prabhakar S.J.B. Rana, Chairman Emeritus, Soaltee Hotel Limited
Dame Jennifer Gibbs
*The Honorable Tim Groser, Member of Parliament, Parliament of New Zealand
Mr. Shahid Ahmad, Chief Executive, Information and Systems Corporation (Pvt) Ltd
Mrs. Syeda Henna Babar Ali, Advisor, Consumer Division, Packages Ltd.
Professor Imran A. Ali, Professor & Dean, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Mr. Rafiq M. Habib, Chairman, House of Habib
Mr. Hameed Haroon, Founder and CEO, Dawn Group of Newspapers, Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt.) Limited
Mr. Sadruddin Hashwani, Chairman, Hashoo Group
Dr. Attiya Inayatullah, Member of Parliament
Ms. Asma Jahangir, Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan, AGHS Law Associates
Dr. Nighat Said Khan, Dean of Studies, Institute of Women's Studies Lahore
Dr. Shaharyar N. Khan, Adjunct Professor, Mushtag
Mr. Tariq M. Rangoonwala, Trustee, Rangoonwala Foundation
Mr. Najam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief, The Friday Times
Mr. J.D. Campos, Jr., Managing Director and CEO, Del Monte Pacific Ltd.
H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States
Dr. Edilberto C. de Jesus, President Emeritus, University of the Cordilleras
Hon. Albert F. del Rosario, Sr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs
The Honorable Roberto Romulo, Chairman of the Board, Equitable Cardnetwork, Inc.
The Honorable Rodolfo C. Severino, Head of the ASEAN Studies Center
Mr. Jaime Zobel de Ayala II, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation
Mr. Edmund Cheng, Deputy Chairman, Wing Tai Holdings. Ltd.
Mr. Ho Kwon-Ping, Chairman, Wah Chang International Corporation PTE, Ltd.
Professor Tommy T. B. Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Kay Kuok Oon Kwong, Director, Kuok (Singapore) Limited
Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Mr. Ong Keng Sen, Artistic Director, TheatreWorks (Singapore) Ltd.
Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, High Commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia
*Mr. Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Simon S.C. Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow
Mr. Michael Vatikiotis, Regional Director – Asia, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Former Under-Secretary-General
Mr. Eric Booth, Trustee, The James H.W. Thompson Foundation
Dr. Suchai Charoenratanakul, Professor of Department of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Dr. Apinan Poshyananda, Director-General , Department of Cultural Promotion, the Ministry of Culture
Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, Managing Director, Nailert Park Hotel Co. Ltd.
Mr. Sulak Sivaraksa, Publisher, Seeds of Peace, Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute
Professor Kantathi Suphamogkhon, Ph.D., 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
*The Honorable Abhisit Vejjajiva, Leader of the Opposition Democratic Party
Mr. Pote Videt, Managing Director, Private Equity (Thailand) Company Ltd.
Mr. Mechai Viravaidya, Chairman and Founder, Population & Community Development Association
Mr. Thierry Porte, Operating Partner, J.C. Flowers & Co.
Ms. Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates
Mr. Tod Williams, Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates
Professor Dinh Q. Le, Chairman, Board of Trustees, San Art