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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 Members

Updated as of 8 February 2022


Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi Secretary-General of ASEAN
Australia Ms Elisabeth Bowes

First Assistant Secretary and Chief Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

Brunei Darussalam

Mrs Hajah Mariah Haji Yahya 

Director-General of Economic Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) 

Cambodia H.E. Ros Seilava Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia; Member of Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC)
China Prof Ye Hailin Vice Dean of National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
India Mr Rohan Shah

Practising Counsel in Supreme Court and Bombay High Court

Indonesia Dr Teguh Dartanto

Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business

University of Indonesia

Japan Mr Sadayuki Sakakibara Executive Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Former Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Korea Mr Tae-Shin Kwon Vice Chairman and CEO, the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
Lao PDR Dr Leeber Leebouapao Chairman of the Planning, Finance, and Audit Committee, National Assembly of Lao PDR
Malaysia Mr Lokman Hakim Bin Ali Secretary-General of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
Myanmar H.E. Mr Than Aung Kyaw

Deputy Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations

Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations of Myanmar
New Zealand Dr 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 

Philippines Dr Cielito F Habito

Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, 
Chairman of Brain Trust Inc., and Former Secretary (Minister) of Socioeconomic Planning of the Philippines 

Singapore Ambassador Barry Desker Distinguished Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Thailand Dr Sansern Samalapa

Vice Minister for Commerce of Thailand 

Viet Nam Dr Tran Thi Hong Minh President, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)


Governing Board Statements

14th GB Statement

13th GB Statement

12th GB Statement

11th GB Statement

10th GB Statement

9th GB Statement

8th GB Statement

7th GB Statement

6th GB Statement

5th GB Statement

4th GB Statement

3rd GB Statement

2nd GB Statement 

Governing Board Meeting News

Governing Board Member News