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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.


Honorary Counselors (as of April 2015)

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

Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Pakistan

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, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

George P. 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

Washington SyCip, Founder, Asian Institute of Management and Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co.

Tung Chee Hwa “C.H.”, Vice Chairman, Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Former Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong


Advisory Council (as of April 2015)

Hamid Biglari, Managing Partner, TGG Group; Asia Society Trustee

Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at Large, Singapore Foreign Ministry; Former Ambassador of Singapore to the United States; Asia Society Trustee

Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited; Co-Chair, Asia Society Board of Trustees

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

Betsy Z. Cohen, Chairman & CEO, The Bancorp; Asia Society Trustee

J. Michael Evans (Co-Chair), Former Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs Group; Asia Society Trustee

Henrietta H. Fore, Chairman & CEO, Holsman International; Co-Chair, Asia Society Board of Trustees

John H. Foster, Chairman & Managing Director, HealthpointCapital

Thomas E. Freston, Chairman of the Board, ONE Campaign; Principal, Firefly3; Asia Society Trustee

Mitchell R. Julis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC; Asia Society Trustee

Lewis B. Kaden, Senior Advisor, TGG Group; Asia Society Trustee

John Negroponte, Vice-Chairman, McLarty Associates; Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Asia Society Trustee Emeritus

Harold J. Newman, President, Harold J. Newman Capital; Asia Society Trustee

Robert Niehaus, Chairman, GCP Capital Partners; Asia Society Trustee

Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company; Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

James E. Rogers, Former Chairman & CEO, Duke Energy Corporation; Asia Society Trustee

Moshe Safdie, Architect, Safdie Architects

Richard Solomon (Co-Chair), Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation; Former President, United States Institute of Peace; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Lulu C. Wang, CEO, Tupelo Capital Management; Asia Society Trustee

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

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