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, Chief Policy Adviser, 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, Managing Director, Point72 Asset Management; 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 (Co-Chair), Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; Asia Society Trustee

Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Limited; 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; ASPI Founder

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

Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Tim Groser, Chairman, Groser and Associates

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 and Managing Director, Vicinity Centres

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

Andy Pharoah, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Strategy, Mars, Incorporated

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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