Academic Advisory Council Members

The Academic Advisory Council is composed of internationally renowned East Asia Summit countries' scholars and experts from universities, research institutions, the private sector, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The council provides advice and support to the Office of the Executive Director on;

  • Advice on the annual work program plan;
  • Review and evaluation of the research outcome; and
  • Review and evaluation of the performance of researchers.
Prof. Dr. Peter Drysdale Emeritus Professor Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australia
Mr. Pravin Kumar Agarwal Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
Dr. Takashi Shiraishi President of The Institute of Developing Economies, Japan
Dr. Shankaran Nambiar Senior Research Fellow and Head, Policy Studies Division, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Malaysia
Dr. Hank Lim Giok-Hay Senior Research Fellow at Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore
Prof. Gary Richard Hawke Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, and Senior Fellow, NZ Institute of Economic Research, New Zealand
Prof. Zhang Yuyan Director, Professor, Institute of World Economics & Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China

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