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Governing Board

The Governing Board is the decision-making body of ERIA and consists of the Secretary General of ASEAN and representatives from each of the 16 member countries, all of whom have backgrounds in academia, business, and policymaking.

Governing Board Statements

2nd GB Statement

3rd GB Statement

5th GB Statement

7th GB Statement

8th GB Statement

9th GB Statement

10th GB Statement

11th GB Statement

12th GB Statement


Governing Board Members

Updated as of 29 June 2020


Dato Paduka Lim Jock HoiSecretary-General of ASEAN
AustraliaMr James BaxterFirst Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brunei DarussalamMr Asrul Adrain Ahmad

Director of Planning, Department of Economic Planning and Development

Prime Minister’s Office, Brunei Darussalam

CambodiaH.E. Ros SeilavaSecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia; Member of Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC)
ChinaProf Ye HailinVice Dean of National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
IndiaMr Rohan Shah

Practising Counsel in Supreme Court and Bombay High Court

IndonesiaProf Dr Mari Elka PangestuMember Board of Trustees of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia; Former Minister of Trade; Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy
JapanMr Sadayuki SakakibaraExecutive Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Former Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
KoreaMr Tae-Shin KwonVice Chairman and CEO, the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
Lao PDRDr Leeber LeebouapaoActing President of the National Institute for Economic Research of Lao PDR
MalaysiaMr Lokman Hakim Bin AliSecretary General of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
MyanmarH.E. U Set AungDeputy Minister, Ministry of Planning and Finance
New ZealandDr Alan Bollard

Professor of Practice at the Victoria Business School, Former Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand 

PhilippinesMr Adrian S. Cristobal Jr.

Chairperson of ERIA Governing Board, Former Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

SingaporeAmbassador Barry DeskerDistinguished Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
ThailandDr Sansern Samalapa

Vice Minister for Commerce of Thailand 

Viet NamDr Tran Thi Hong MinhPresident, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)


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