Honorary Advisors
Dr Paul M. Achleitner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Deutsche Bank AG
Since May 2012, Paul Achleitner (born 1956 in Linz, Austria) serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG.

He was educated at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Harvard Business School (HBS), holds a Ph.D. from HSG and an honorary professorship from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. After four years at Bain & Co. in Boston he joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 where he served in New York, London and Frankfurt in various capacities, since 1994 as a partner of the firm. Between 2000 and 2012 Paul Achleitner was CFO of Allianz in Munich.

Besides chairing the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Paul Achleitner serves on the Supervisory Boards of Bayer and Daimler as well as on the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, Chairman of the European Financial Services Round Table, Chairman of the German Government Commission of Capital Markets Experts, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the HSG Foundation (University of St. Gallen) and Co-Chairman of the Hong Kong / Europe Business Council. Paul Achleitner is a member of the International Advisory Board of Allianz, the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, the European Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School and the Advisory Council of the Munich Security Conference.
The Hon Mrs Laura M Cha, GBM, GBS, JP
Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong
Non-Executive Director
HSBC Holdings plc.
Mrs. Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong, a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc., Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and a Non-Executive Director of China Telecom Corporation Limited and Unilever plc. She is also a Senior International Advisor of Foundation Assets Management AB, and a member of Sotheby’s International Advisory Board.

Mrs. Cha has previously served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (2004-2009); Baoshan Iron & Steel Co Ltd (2006-2009), Tata Consultancy Services Limited (2006-2012) and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2008-2011).

Mrs. Cha became the first, and to-date the only person outside the Mainland China to join the Central Government at the vice-ministerial rank in January 2001 when she was appointed as Vice Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). She served in such capacity until September 2004. Mrs. Cha was Deputy Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong where she worked from 1991 to 2000. She practiced law in the 1980’s in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Mrs. Cha is also a Hong Kong Delegate to the 12th National People’s Congress of China, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of CSRC, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

Mrs. Cha earned her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a JD degree from the Santa Clara University. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009, and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
Mr Ronnie C. Chan, GBM
Hang Lung Properties Limited
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited, both publicly listed in Hong Kong. Founded in Hong Kong in 1960, the Group expanded into mainland China in 1992, developing, owning and managing world-class commercial complexes in key tier one and tier two cities. Mr. Chan co-founded Morningside, an international investment group established in 1986 with venture capital and private equity investments in manufacturing, TMT, biotechnology, and clean technology. In 1996, he co-founded the Morningside Center of Mathematics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and helped establish the triennial International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians where Morningside Medal of Mathematics are awarded. In 1997, he helped found the North America based Morningside Music Bridge for young classical musicians. Mr. Chan is active in many other non-profit and educational organizations. Mr. Chan is Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding Director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation in Beijing, and is former Vice President and former Advisor of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. He is founding Chairman of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, and founding Chairman Emeritus of Asia Business Council. He is also former Chairman of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and former Chairman of the Executive Committee of One Country Two Systems Research Institute. Mr. Chan is Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Committee of 100. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Peterson Institute for International Economics, World Economic Forum, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, University of Southern California, Indian School of Business, Yale University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at named lectureships and international conferences and has published numerous articles in Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, and Japan Times.
Mr Victor L L Chu
Chairman & CEO
First Eastern Investment Group
Victor Chu was born in Canton, China and came to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and took his law degree at University College London where he is now a honorary fellow.

Mr Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan.

Over the last 30 years, Victor Chu has at various times served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit. Mr Chu has also served as a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council.

Mr Chu is admitted to practise law in England and Hong Kong. Since 1982 he has practised in the field of corporate, commercial and securities laws, with special emphasis on China and regional investment transactions. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.

Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong, as well as a member of the advisory boards of Chatham House, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Mr David Eldon, GBS, CBE, JP
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
Commencing a career in banking with an Australian banking group in London in 1964, he joined HSBC Bank Middle East (formerly The British Bank of the Middle East), a principal member of the HSBC Group, in 1968. In January that year he took up his first position in Dubai, remaining in the Middle East undertaking a variety of roles in different countries until 1979, when he was transferred to the Group’s operations in Hong Kong.

Subsequent roles took him to Saudi Arabia, back to Hong Kong and then Malaysia. In 1990 he was appointed a General Manager of the Group.

He returned to Hong Kong in April 1992 where, after a temporary assignment as General Manager Hong Kong and China, he took up the position of General Manager in The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's International department. Mr. Eldon was made an Executive Director of the Bank in January 1994, Chief Executive Officer in January 1996 and Chairman in January 1999. In June 1996 Mr. Eldon became Chairman of Hang Seng Bank, a member of the HSBC Group, and was appointed a director of HSBC Holdings plc on 1 January 1999. He retired from the Group in May 2005.

In 2005 he became Chairman of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority until June 2011 and Senior Adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers until June 2014.

He made a return to banking in 2011 to become non-executive Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, and in 2013 took on an additional role as Chairman of HSBC Bank Oman, a 51% owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank Middle East. He chairs the Risk Committee of HSBC’s Global Commercial Bank. He is Chairman of Octopus Holdings Limited and Octopus Cards Ltd in Hong Kong. He is Vice Chairman of Singapore listed Noble Group Limited, a Member of the Government of Dubai’s International Financial Centre Higher Board, a Member of the Advisory Boards of Hong Kong based New Lily International and the Global Institute for Tomorrow and an Adviser to Singapore-based Southern Capital Group. He holds a number of Government and community appointments in Hong Kong.

He is Past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and was from 2005-2012 Adviser to the Office of the President, South Korea. He is a Founding Member and past Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council.

Mr. Eldon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB). He was conferred Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2003. He was named the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Person of the Year for 2003 and in 2004 was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. In 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his contribution to banking, and awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul in recognition of his work for the city. He was awarded the Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award for 2005. In 2011 Mr. Eldon was conferred Honorary Doctor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Mr. Eldon is a Justice of the Peace (JP).
Dr the Hon Victor K. Fung, GBM, GBS
Group Chairman
Fung Group
Dr. Victor K. Fung is an international business leader, thought leader and philanthropist, who holds professional and civic appointments in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and overseas.

He is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational which comprises major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and Trinity Limited. Dr. Fung played a leading role in driving the development of the supply chain infrastructure at Li & Fung Limited, which has enabled it to become the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers and brands around the world.

Dr. Fung holds independent non-executive Directorships with China Petrochemical Corporation (People's Republic of China), Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong) and Koc Holding A.S. (Turkey). He is also Chairman of the Asia Advisory Board of Prudential Financial, Inc (USA).

In July 2015, Dr. Fung became Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a new multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute to assume and carry forward the Fung Global Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate research and ideas on global issues from Asian perspectives.

Also in Hong Kong, Dr Fung is a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Government and Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000); a Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003); Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (1999-2008), Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009) and Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013).

On the Chinese Mainland, Dr. Fung is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, and an economic advisor to the People's Government of Nanjing. He also is an Honorary Trustee of Peking University, a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University and an Honorary Professor of Renmin University. He was Vice-Chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014).

Internationally, Dr. Fung played a leadership role from 2007 in the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, of which he was Chairman from 2008 to 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he was a member of the World Trade Organisation's Panel On Defining The Future of Trade.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After gaining his Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University, he taught as a professor at Harvard Business School before returning to the family business in Hong Kong in 1976.

Dr. Fung is married with three adult children.
Professor Lawrence Juen-yee Lau, GBS, JP
Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Lawrence J. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and from 1997 to 1999, as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, at Stanford University upon his retirement from Stanford University in 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Professor Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From September 2010 to September 2014, he served as Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited. Professor Lau currently serves as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Lau specialises in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. In 1966, he developed the first econometric model of China. He has authored, co-authored, or edited six books and published more than 170 articles and notes in international professional journals.

He is a Member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Academician of Academia Sinica, Taipei, a Member of the Conference for Research in Income and Wealth, an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, an Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and an Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences. Professor Lau was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999, the degrees of Doctor, honoris causa, by Soka University and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Waseda University in 2007, and the degree of Doctor of Management Sciences, honoris causa, by the National Central University, Taiwan, in 2010 and the degree of Doctor of Economics, honoris causa, by Fudan University, China, in 2011 and the degree of Doctorof Laws, honoris causa, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Professor Lau is a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a Vice-Chairman of its Economic Subcommittee. He currently serves as a Vice-Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a Vice-Chairman of the China Science Center of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, a Vice-President of the China Society for Finance and Banking, an Adviser to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Development Bank, the Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen, a Director of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Chairman of its Governance Sub-Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taipei. He also serves as an independent non-executive director of AIA Group Limited, Hong Kong, CNOOC Limited, Hong Kong, Hysan Development Company Limited, Hong Kong, and Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. Ltd., Taipei.
Mr Jean Lemierre
BNP Paribas
Mr. Lemierre is the Chairman of BNP Paribas (1 December 2014), and Advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas (2008-2014).

Chairman of the French Centre for Research Studies on the World Economy (CEPII).

He is currently Member of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

Mr Lemierre has had a long and distinguished career in international finance. From 2000 to 2008, he was the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Prior to that, he was Head of the French Private Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance and Director of France's Treasury.

He served as a member of the European Monetary Committee and, prior to taking up his position at the EBRD, was Chairman of the European Economic and Financial Committee and Chairman of the Paris Club. Previously he had served as Head of France's Internal Revenue Service, and Head of the Tax Policy Administration.

Jean Lemierre graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He also holds a degree in Law.
Dr the Hon David Li, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman & Chief Executive
The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Dr David Li is the Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited. He was a Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1985 to 2012. He is a Member of the Council of the Treasury Markets Association. Dr David Li is the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and an Advisory Committee Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong S.H. Ho College.

Dr David Li is the Chairman of The Chinese Banks' Association, Limited. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and The Hong Kong Chi Tung Association Limited. Dr David Li is Vice President of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of the Cambridge Foundation and a Trustee Emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Dr David Li is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Hong Kong and Macau Command, Chairman of the Executive Committee of St. James' Settlement and he also serves on the Hong Kong Red Cross Advisory Board. He is a Council Member of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong, a Director of the David Li Kwok-po Charitable Foundation Limited, a Founder Member and an Executive Committee Member of the Heung Yee Kuk Foundation Limited and Chairman and President of The Légion d'Honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter Association Limited.

Dr David Li is a Director of CaixaBank, S.A, Guangdong Investment Limited, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, PCCW Limited, San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong Limited, SCMP Group Limited and Vitasoy International Holdings Limited.

Dr David Li is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society International Council, a member of the Asia Business Council, a member of the Munich Re Greater China Advisory Board, and Chairman Emeritus of the Asian Youth Orchestra Board. He serves on the advisory boards of Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development, Federal Reserve Bank of New York's International Advisory Committee, Hospital for Special Surgery and Scripps International Network. Dr David Li is the Chairman of INSEAD East Asia Council, the Non-executive Chairman for Edelman Asia-Pacific and a Senior Adviser of Metrobank.
Professor Liu Mingkang
Former Chairman
China Banking Regulatory Commission
Prof Liu Mingkang served as the first Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) between March 2003 and October 2011, and was a member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Before heading the CBRC, Prof Liu held various positions in both banking institutions and government agencies. He was Chairman and President of the Bank of China (February 2000 – March 2003), Chairman of China Everbright Group (July 1999 – June 2000), Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (March 1998 – July 1999), member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, Deputy Governor of China Development Bank (January 1994 – March 1998), and Deputy Governor of Fujian province and Secretary General of the Fujian Provincial Government (January 1993 – January 1994).

Prof Liu also serves as a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation under the FSB, a member of the Governance Body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and a Director of the Board of the International Center for Leadership in Finance, Bank Negara Malaysia.

He currently serves as BCT Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, and is Honorary Dean of Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yet-Sen University, Guangzhou. Prof Liu sits on the International Advisory Boards of both Guanghua Management School at Peking University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) jointly named the CBRC and Prof Liu 2009 Risk Manager of the Year, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Asian Banker Magazine in April 2012. He has also been an invitee of the Aspen Institute and the Group of 30.

Prof Liu received his MBA from the Cass Business School, City University of London, and has received honorary doctorates from the City University of London, Lingnan University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr Paul Manduca
Group Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Prudential plc
Paul Manduca has been Group Chairman since July 2012 and an independent non-executive director of Prudential since October 2010

Chairman of TheCityUK Advisory Council

Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust

Chairman of Ratesetter

Chairman of Majid al Futtain Trust

Member of the Securities Institute

Previous appointments:

Chairman of Henderson Diversified Income Limited

Chairman, Aon Limited

Senior Independent Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of KazmunaiGas Exploration & Production Plc

Chairman of JPM European Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc

Senior Independent Director of Development Securities plc

Chairman of Bridgewell Group plc

Director of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc

European CEO of Deutsche Asset Management

Global CEO of Rothschild Asset Management

Founding CEO of Threadneedle Asset Management Limited

Director of Eagle Star and Allied Dunbar.
Mr Anthony Nightingale, CMG, SBS, JP
Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited
Anthony Nightingale was Managing Director of the Jardine Matheson Group from 2006 to March 2012, having joined the Board of Jardine Matheson Holdings in 1994. After joining the Group in 1969, he held a number of senior positions until his retirement from executive office in March 2012. Today he is a non-executive director of Jardine Matheson Holdings and of other Jardine Matheson group companies, Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, Jardine Strategic and Mandarin Oriental, and a commissioner of Astra International.

He is also a non-executive director of Schindler Holding Limited, Prudential plc., Vitasoy International Holdings Limited and Shui On Land Limited.

Mr Nightingale is a director of UK ASEAN Business Council, a Hong Kong representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council and chairman of The Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group. He is a non-official member of the Commission on Strategic Development in Hong Kong, a member of the Securities and Futures Commission Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts, a council member of the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Professor of the School of Business of the Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Advisory Council, chairman of The Sailors Home and Missions to Seamen in Hong Kong and the Patron of the Hong Kong Tennis Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Nightingale was born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in November 1947. He was educated at Uppingham School and graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge, with a Degree in Classics.
Mr John Rice
John G. Rice, 60, is vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth Organization. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.

Rice began his GE career in 1978 and has held several leadership positions based both in the United States and in other global markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada. Immediately prior to his current role, he served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure; from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses; from 2000-2005 as president and CEO of GE Energy; and from 1997-2000 as president & CEO of GE Transportation.

Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and remains on their Board of Trustees today. He is also a trustee of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on several other boards including the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation in Atlanta.

He and his wife Cammie reside in Hong Kong.
Professor Eisuke Sakakibara
Aoyama Gakuin University
Former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in Japan
DATE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1941
EDUCATION: 1964 BA in Economics from University of Tokyo
 1969 Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan
1965Joined the Ministry of Finance
1971Economist, International Monetary Fund
1975Deputy Director, First Insurance Division, Banking Bureau, MoF
1977Associate Professor of Economics, Institute for Policy Science, Saitama University
1980Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Economics Department, Harvard University
1981Director (Planning and Research), International Finance Bureau, MoF
1983Special Advisor to the President, Japan Center for International Finance
1985Director, Treasury Division, Financial Bureau, MoF
1987Director, Second Fund Planning and Operation Division Financial Bureau
1988Director, Government Debt Division, Financial Bureau
1989Director, Co-ordination Division, Financial Bureau
1990Director-General, Tokai Local Finance Bureau
1991Deputy Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1993Senior Deputy Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1994President, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy
1995Director-General, International Finance Bureau
1997Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs
1999Professor, Keio University
2006Professor, Waseda University
2010Present position
AWARDS: Taylor's Award, University of Michigan
BINTANG MAHAPUTRA UTAMA, The Government of The Republic of Indonesia
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, Government of Japan, April 2011
Mr Andrew Sheng
Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute
The University of Hong Kong
Andrew Sheng is Distinguished Fellow of Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong. He is Chief Adviser to China Banking Regulatory Commission, Chairman of Khazanah Research Institute, a Board Member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the international advisory councils of China Investment Corporation, China Development Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Securities and Exchange Board of India and Bank Indonesia Institute.

Previously, he was a Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and a central banker with Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank Negara Malaysia.

He writes regularly on international finance and monetary economics, financial regulation and global governance for Project Syndicate, AsiaNewsNet and leading economic magazines and newspapers in China and Asia. His latest book is "Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform," with Ng Chow Soon (2016, John Wiley).
Ms Teresita Sy-Coson
Vice Chairperson
SM Investments Corporation
Teresita Sy-Coson is the Vice Chairperson of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), one of the Philippines’ leading groups with interests in retail, banking, and property development.

With over four decades of retail experience, Ms. Sy-Coson has helped transform the group’s retail business, which includes the flagship SM Department Stores under THE SM STORE, and SM Markets which consist of SM Supermarket and other retail affiliates.

She also works closely in the Group’s property business via SM Prime Holdings, Inc., where she sits as an Adviser to the Board of Directors. SM Prime Holdings, Inc., is one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia with interests in malls, residences, commercial buildings, leisure and tourism development.

In banking, Ms. Sy-Coson is the Chairperson of BDO Unibank (BDO), the Philippines’ leading bank to date in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, capital and trust funds under management. BDO was recently named the Best Bank in the Philippines by various international publications.

She serves as the Vice Chairperson of SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), which takes the lead in implementing a community impact template that improves the quality of life of its host communities. It makes targeted social investments in education, healthcare, livelihood and shelter to help underserved Filipinos and promotes initiatives to enhance the sustainability of the environment.

She is currently the Philippine representative to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council.
Mr Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ayala Corporation
Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, the oldest and one of the largest business groups in the Philippines. Ayala has interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, industrial technologies, power, infrastructure, education, and healthcare.

Apart from his responsibilities on the boards of the Ayala group companies, Mr. Zobel is a member of various international and local business and socio-civic organizations, including the JP Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corporation International Advisory Committee. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board; Chairman of the SMU Advisory Council in the Philippines; and a member of the Harvard GlobalAdvisory Council, the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations,the University of Tokyo Global Advisory Board, and the board of trustees of Endeavor Philippines. He was a former Chairman of the Asia Business Council, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council. He was the Philippine Representative to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council from 2010-2015.

In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest recognition. Mr. Zobel is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Merit for enhancing the prestige and honor of the Philippines both at home and abroad. In 2010, he was bestowed the Philippine Legion of Honor, with rank of Grand Commander, forhis outstanding public service to the country. In 2015, he then received the Order of Mabini, with rank of Commander, for his vital contributions during the Philippines’ hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

Mr. Zobel graduated with a B.A. in Economics (Cum Laude) from Harvard Collegein 1981 and received his MBAfrom the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987. He is married to Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala and has four children.