Network of Experts

The Asia Society Policy Institute is supported by two high-level advisory bodies which contribute knowledge and insights to ASPI’s work. ASPI also benefits from the experience and guidance of Asia Society’s Global Council, a distinguished network of more than 160 Asia-focused leaders from government, business, academia, and other sectors. The list below reflects ASPI Council members as of November 2016. 


Honorary Advisory Council 

Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited

Hushang Ansary, Chairman, Parman Capital Group; Asia Society Trustee Emeritus

James Baker III, Partner, Baker Botts; Former U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary of Treasury

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, Chairman & CEO, C.V. Starr & Company; Former Chairman & CEO, AIG; Asia Society Chairman Emeritus

Sadako Ogata, Chairperson, World Economic Forum Japan; Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Condoleezza Rice, Co-founder, RiceHadleyGates; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State

Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

George Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, and Secretary of Labor

M.S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

Tung Chee Hwa “C.H.”, Former Chief Executive & President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong


ASPI Council 

HRH Turki Al-Faisal, Former Saudi Director of General Intelligence; Former Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.

Eddie Allen, Senior Partner, Eagle Global Advisors; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

Caroline Atkinson, Policy Chief, Google; Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

Shaukat Aziz (Co-Chair), Former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Pakistan

Ajay Banga, CEO, MasterCard

Laurence Belfer, CEO, Belfer Management

Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Holdings Inc; Chairman, Berggruen Institute; Asia Society Trustee

Hamid Biglari, Asia Society Trustee

Stephen Bird, CEO, Global Consumer Banking, Citigroup; Asia Society Trustee

Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, ASPI Harold J. Newman Distinguished Fellow

Frank Brown, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, General Atlantic; Asia Society Trustee

Jin-Yong Cai, Former Executive Vice President & CEO, International Finance Corporation

Michael Chae, Chief Financial Officer, Blackstone

Albert Chao, President and CEO, Westlake Chemical Corporation

Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; Asia Society Trustee

Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited; Asia Society Co-Chair; ASPI Founder

Purnendu “PC” Chatterjee, Chairman, Chatterjee Group; Asia Society Trustee

Chen Guoqing, Vice Chairman & CEO at Pacific American Corporation, HNA Group; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

Betsy Cohen, CEO, The Bancorp Bank; Asia Society Vice Chair; ASPI Founder

Ken Courtis, Chairman, Starfort Holdings; Managing Partner, CourtisGlobal & Associates

Charles Dallara, Partner & Vice Chairman, Americas at Partners Group Holding AG; Former Managing Director, Institute of International Finance; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Development

Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman

J. Michael Evans (Co-Chair), President, Alibaba Holding Group Ltd.; Asia Society Trustee

Henrietta Fore, Chairman & CEO, Holsman International; Asia Society Co-Chair; ASPI Founder

John Foster, Chairman & Managing Director, HealthpointCapital Partners L.P.; Asia Society Trustee Emeritus; ASPI Founder

Mitchell Julis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

Lew Kaden, Lead Director, Arcelor Mittal S.A.; Asia Society Vice Chair

Yoriko Kawaguchi, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Environment, Japan; ASPI Distinguished Fellow

Grant Kelley, CEO, City Developments Ltd

Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group

Willem Kooyker, Chairman & CEO, Blenheim Capital Management; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

Evan Medeiros, Managing Director, Eurasia Group; Former Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council; ASPI Senior Fellow

Shivshankar Menon, Former National Security Advisor of India; ASPI Distinguished Fellow

Marty Natalegawa, Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia; ASPI Distinguished Fellow

John Negroponte (Co-Chair), Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Iraq, the Philippines, Mexico, and Honduras; former Director of National Intelligence; Asia Society Trustee

Robert Niehaus, Chairman and Founder, GCP Capital Partners LLC; Asia Society Trustee; ASPI Founder

Cherie Nursalim, Vice Chairman, GITI Group

CK Ow, Executive Chair, Stanford Land; Executive Chair, Singapore Shipping Corporation

Mari Pangestu, Former Trade Minister of Indonesia

Robert Rosenkranz, CEO, Delphi Financial Group

Dennis Ross, Former U.S. Director of Policy Planning; Former Senior. Advisor to President Obama

Moshe Safdie, Principal, Safdie Architects

David Shear, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Wang Jisi, President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University; ASPI Distinguished Fellow

Lulu Wang, CEO, Tupelo Capital Management LLC; Asia Society Vice Chair; ASPI Founder

Lally Weymouth, Senior Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Frank Wisner, International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India

Wu Xinbo, Director, Center for American Studies and Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies

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