Dr. Kim Hak-Su, Undersecretary General of the United Nations and Executive
United Nations Under Secretary-General Mr. Kim Hak-Su, a national of the Republic of Korea, assumed the post of Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 1 July 2000, following appointment by the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kim, a prominent economist, had served as the Republic of Korea's Ambassador for International Economic Affairs.
Mr. Kim began his distinguished professional career in 1960 as an economist with the Republic of Korea's central bank, the Bank of Korea.
In 1969, Mr. Kim served as Secretary to the Minister of Commerce and Industry and was the London Representative of the Bank of Korea between 1971 and 1973.
In 1977, he moved into the private sector, joining Daewoo Corporation as Executive Director and President of DAEWOO International Steel Corporation in New York in 1979.
Mr. Kim joined the United Nations system in September 1981 as Chief Planning Officer and Chief Technical Adviser under the United Nations Department for Technical Cooperation and Development in the Pacific island states of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
In 1989, after eight years of United Nations duty, Mr. Kim accepted a position as Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, researching and publishing on many substantive issues regarding international economic cooperation.
Mr. Kim served as President of the Hanil Banking Institute before taking up the post of Secretary-General of the Colombo Plan, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka (1995-1999), where he revitalized the 24-member country’s intergovernmental Colombo Plan in Asia and the Pacific, stressing human resources development and focusing on South-South cooperation.
Married with three children, Mr. Kim was born in Wonju, Republic of Korea, and studied as an undergraduate at Yonsei University. He later earned a master's degree from Edinburgh University, United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Carolina, in the United States of America.
Mr. Narayana N.R. Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies,
N.R. NARAYANA MURTHY is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited NASDAQ (INFY), a global Information Technology (IT) consulting and software services provider, headquartered at Bangalore, India. He served as CEO of Infosys for twenty years, handing over the reins to a fellow co-founder in March 2002.
Mr. Murthy is an IT advisor to several Asian countries. He serves as an independent director on the board of the DBS Bank, Singapore. He is also a director on the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India, as the co-chairman of the Indo-British Partnership, as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, as a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of British Telecommunications plc.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Cornell University Board of Trustees, Singapore Management University Board of Trustees, the Board of Advisors for the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business, the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Yale University President’s Council on International Activities.
The TIME magazine “Global Tech Influentials” list (August 2004) identified Mr. Murthy as one of the ten leaders who are helping shape the future of technology. He was voted the World Entrepreneur of the Year - 2003 by Ernst and Young. He was one of the two people named as Asia's Businessmen of the Year for 2003 by Fortune magazine. In 2001, he was named by TIME/CNN among the twenty-five most influential global executives. He was the first recipient of the Indo-French Forum Medal (in the year 2003), awarded by the Indo-French Forum, in recognition of his role in promoting Indo-French ties. In 1999, BusinessWeek named him one of the nine entrepreneurs of the year and he was also featured in the BusinessWeek’s ‘The Stars of Asia’ (for three successive years – 1998, 1999 and 2000).
H.E. Mr. Hamid Yar Hiraj, Minister of State for Commerce, Pakistan
State for Commerce, Mr. Hamid Yar Hiraj brings with him
a vast experience of International Finance, Economics, Immigration
Law and Politics. Born on December 10, 1972 in Khanewal,
Mr. Hamid Yar Hiraj studied at Aitchison College Lahore
and Government College Lahore and then he did his B.A. Economics/Political
Science from College of Arts and Sciences, University of
Pennsylvania, USA. He got his B.S.C. degree in Finance/Economics
from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania,
USA in 1995. In 1997, he did his M.A. in Legal Studies from
Columbia, Pacific University Novato, California, USA with
concentration in International Finance and Taxation. He
is Chairperson of Secondary School, Alumni Committee, University
of Pennsylvania, Pakistan.
Mr. Hamid Yar Hiraj was elected as Member National Assembly
from Khanewal in the general elections of 2002. He has also
served as Minister of State for Health. Mr. Hiraj is Member,
ABA & AILA, Member of the American Bar Association and
American Immigration Lawyers Association, USA. He is a Director/Partner,
American School of International Academics as Anderson Immigration
Mr. Hiraj is Winner National Open Tent Pegging Competition
at the National Horse and Cattle Show, Lahore, Pakistan
(1990) and was a Member, Pakistan Equestrian Team. He enjoys
reading in his free time.
Tan Sri Dato'
Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group and Vice Chairman,
Pacific Basin Economic Council, Malaysia
He has been involved in banking since 1960, when he returned
from Australia having qualified as a Chartered Accountant,
joined Bank Negara Malaysia, then practised as a Chartered
Accountant in Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co. and subsequently
the Board of Malayan Banking Berhad in 1966. He was its
Executive Director from 1971 to 1980, appointed Executive
Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad (now "RHB Bank Berhad")
in 1980 till 1982 when he became Chairman of the AmBank
Group until today.
Tan Sri Azman is Chairman of the Association of Merchant
Banks in Malaysia, the National Productivity Corporation,
the Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad, the Pacific
Basin Economic Council Malaysia, the Malaysia-Japan Economic
Association, Malaysia South-South Association, Non-Aligned
Movement's (NAM) Business Council, East Asia Business Council
and Co-Chairman of Malaysia-Singapore Roundtable. He also
serves as the Treasurer for the Malaysia-US Private Sector
Consultative Group and the Malaysia-Australia Foundation,
Vice-Chairman of Malaysian Business Council and recently
PBEC International. He is a member of the National Economic Consultative
Council II, the Business Advisory Council of APEC ("ABAC")
and the Trilateral Commission (Asia-Pacific Group). He is
also the Leader of the ASEAN-Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia
Committee, Keizai Doyukai) and a Member of the Malaysian-British
and Malaysian-China Business Councils.
Besides being a Chartered Accountant, he is also a Fellow
of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Malaysia.
Iseux, People's University of China and Adviser on Foreign
Economic Cooperation to the CPC Central Committee
Jean-Christophe Iseux is currently Director of China Studies
at the Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford (since May 1998);
and Professor of International Economics at the People's
University of China in Beijing (since September 2001). He
is also Specially Invited Member of the China People’s
Political Consultative Conference (Changchun delegate since
December 2000) and Adviser for Foreign Economic Cooperation
to the CPC Central Committee (since April 2005).
He also holds several other positions as China business
consultant to a dozen of the large multinationals all members
of Fortune 500 and non-executive member of the board of
five firms; guest speaker at the Central Party School; investment
adviser to 14 Chinese local governments including Beijing,
Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chongqing, Shenzhen etc...;
honorary professor of the Beijing Institute of International
Strategic Studies (member of the Beijing Academy of Social
Sciences); honorary adviser to the Investment Research Department
of the National Development and Reform Commission (since
2002); research fellow of the State Council Leadership Selection
Committee (since 2002); adviser on the "Go-Out Strategy"
of the Ministry of Commerce Research Center (since 2003)
and special adviser to the National Economic Research Institute
(since 2001). Since 2002 he has been involved in the training
of leaders of State Owned Enterprises in cooperation with
the CPC Organization Department and the Large Enterprises
Working Commission. Outside the PRC he is also China Adviser
to the US Coalition of Services Industries (since 2002)
and the Asian Strategic and Leadership Institute (since
Professor Iseux was the recipient of the Lei Feng Medal
(1999) and the Friendship Award (2000). He also received
the "Global Leader of Tomorrow" Award from the
World Economic Forum (Davos 2003).
Prior to his current positions, Professor Iseux was a lecturer
on leadership management to the International MBA class
of Tsinghua University (1999-2000), permanent representative
to the World Trade Organization and the UN Conference on
Disarmament (1996-1997), vice-president for Eastern Europe
and China of Oxford Analytica (1994-1996) and research associate
at the Oxford School of Management Studies (1992-1995).
He received his master's degree in management studies from
Templeton College, Oxford University in 1991 and his BSc.,
MSc., DEng. degrees from the University of Strasbourg.
He has been invited as speaker at several international
conferences such as World Economic Forum, APEC Ceo Summit,
Business Week Ceo Forum, Asia Business Forum, Wilton Park,
etc... and has also written several articles on China's
current economic and social development as well as one book
entitled : China Reform for the New Century. His current
two main fields of research are : China Model of Corporate
Governance; and, China Leadership Structure and Developments.
Sirirangkamanont, Secretary General, Office of the Board
of Investment, Thailand
Industrial Textile Division, Department of Industrial Promotion
Industrial Productivity Division (Thailand Productivity
1996Director, Bureau of Industrial Sector Development
1997Deputy Directors-General, Department of Industrial
2000Inspectors General, Ministry of Industry
2001Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry
2003Deputy Secretary General, Office of the Board of Investment
2004Secretary General, Office of the Board of Investment
Mr. Alexandre Trepelkov, Chief, Multi-stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Branch, Financing for Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations, New York
Mr. Trepelkov has worked in different functions within the United Nations for over 15 years. He is currently working as the Chief of the Multi-stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Branch of the Financing for Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations, New York. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Trepelkov worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
Mr. Trepelkov has a Ph. D in International Economics from the Moscow Institute of International Relations. He has written several articles on current issues and policies in international relations and development cooperation, made numerous contributions to various United Nations publications and reports on economic and social issues, including Financing for Development, as well as presented at several international conferences, symposiums and workshops.
Dr. Narhari Rao,
Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Rao is currently working as a Principal Economist in
the South Asia Regional Department of the Asian Development
Bank. In ADB, Mr. Rao has also worked in the Strategic Planning
Office, Economics and Research Department, ADB's Bangladesh
Resident Mission, and the South Asia Regional Department.
Mr. Rao has written several significant publications on
trade, economic development and international finance.
Mr. Rao has a M.A. (Economics and Politics) and M. Phil
(Economics) New College, Oxford University U.K. and D. Phil
(International Economics) St. Antony's College, Oxford University
U.K. Prior to joining the ADB, he worked as an Advisor in
the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce in the
Government of India.
Mr. Sok Siphana,
Secretary of State for Commerce, Cambodia
Mr. Sok Siphana was appointed as Secretary of State for
Commerce (Vice-Minister) in May 1999. Since his appointment
he has worked extensively on trade policies development
and trade negotiation, commercial legal framework, trade
promotion, and economic integration. He is the deputy chief
negotiator for Cambodia’s accession to the WTO and
the focal point for the Integrated Framework for Trade Related
Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries (IF) initiative
for Cambodia. He traveled extensively around the world and
is a renown speaker in the field of WTO, trade mainstreaming
and the IF, law and development, and poverty reduction strategy.
Mr. Sok Siphana received his Juris Doctor from Widener
University School of Law in Delaware, USA in 1992 and is
admitted to both the Cambodian and the Pennsylvania Bars.
Recently he was proposed to serve as an Executive Committee
member of the Agency for International Trade Information
and Cooperation (AITIC) – an inter-governmental agency
in Geneva – representing beneficiary countries in
Dr. Victor Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung, Chairman, Hong Kong Airport Authority, Hong Kong, China
Dr Victor K Fung is the Group Chairman of the Li & Fung
group of companies, which includes major subsidiaries in
Trading, Distribution and Retailing, including publicly
listed Li & Fung Limited, Integrated Distribution Services
Group Limited and Convenience Retail Asia. He also is Chairman
of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, the Hong
Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong University Council.
Dr Fung holds a number of civic and professional appointments.
He is a member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative
Conference, and the Hong Kong Government Judicial Officers
Recommendation Committee. He also is Chairman of Hong Kong
- Japan Business Co-operation Committee. From 1991 to 2000,
Dr Fung was Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development
Council and from 1996 to 2003, he was the Hong Kong representative
on the APEC Business Advisory Council.
Dr Fung is Chairman, Asian Advisory Board of Prudential
Financial Inc and a non-executive Director of Bank of China
(Hong Kong) Limited, PCCW Ltd, Orient Overseas (International)
Ltd and Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.
In 1995, Dr Fung was voted Businessman of the Year under
the Hong Kong Business Awards Scheme for his success as
an entrepreneur and for his contribution to Hong Kong’s
economic development. He also was chosen Hong Kong Leader
of the Year in 1998. He was made a Commander of the Order
of the British Empire (CBE) in 1993 in recognition for his
commitment to public service. In 1997, the University of
Hong Kong conferred upon him an Honorary Doctorate Degree
of Laws and in 2001 he was awarded the Harvard Medal for
outstanding service to Harvard University. In 2003, the
Hong Kong Government awarded Dr Fung the Gold Bauhinia Star
for distinguished service to the community.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr Fung holds Bachelor and
Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Economics
from Harvard University. He also taught as a professor at
the Harvard Business School for four years before returning
to Hong Kong in 1976.
Dr Fung is married with three children.
Mahajchariyawong, Deputy Secretary General, Thai Board of
B.A. (Finance), Thammasart University
M.B.A (Marketing) State University of New York
1977–1988Economist (Investment Promotion Officer), Planning Division,
Thailand Board of Investment
1989–1991Director, Thailand Board of Investment
Northeastern Region Investment
and Economic Center, Nakhon
1991–1992Acting Director, Planning Division, Thailand
Board of Investment
1992–1996Minister Counsellor (Economic and Investment)
Royal Thai Embassy,
Tokyo, and concurrently Director of
Thailand Board of
Investment Tokyo Office, Japan
1996–1998Director, Investment Services, Thailand
Board of Investment
1998–1998Assistant Secretary General, Thailand Board
1998–2003Minister (Economic and Investment) , Royal
Thai Embassy, Tokyo,
and concurrently Director of Thailand
Board of Investment Tokyo
2003–2005Assistant Secretary General, Thailand
Board of Investment
2005–PresentDeputy Secretary General, Thailand
Board of Investment
Dr. John Hewson,
Chairman, The John Hewson Group, Australia
John is an economic and financial expert with experience
in academia, business, government, media and the financial
system. His academic career has included 11 years as Professor
of Economics, four years as Head of the School of Economics
at the University of NSW, and 2 years as Dean, Macquarie
Graduate School of Management and Professor of Management
at Macquarie University.
His political career included eight years as the federal
member of Wentworth, several Shadow portfolios and four
years as Leader of the Liberal Party and Federal Coalition
Since leaving politics in 1995, John has run his own investment
banking business and is an active director on the boards
of many public and private companies as well as serving
as chairman or patron for several not-for-profit organisations.
He also writes a weekly column for the Australian Financial
Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (University of Sydney)
M.A. (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
M.A, Ph.D., (The Johns Hopkins University, USA).
Mr. Georg Kell,
Executive Head, United Nations Global Compact, New York
Georg Kell is the Executive Head of The Global Compact Office,
overseeing a network that includes several hundred companies, international
labour, nongovernmental organizations and other civil society groups. Mr. Kell was
one of the chief architects of The Global Compact initiative, launched
by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in July 2000 to promote good corporate citizenship
and responsible globalisation.
Mr. Kell joined the executive office of the Secretary-General
in 1997 as a senior officer responsible for fostering cooperation with the private
sector to advance broad UN objectives.
Mr. Kell has extensive experience in international trade
and development issues. In 1990, he joined the New York office of the UN Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) where, from 1993-97, he served as office
head, closely interacting with delegations and the UN General Assembly.
Mr. Kell began his career at the UN in 1987, spending three years in Geneva with UNCTAD.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr. Kell worked as
a financial analyst in developing countries in Asia and Africa, appraising industrial
projects for banks and multilateral institutions.
Mr. Kell holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering
from the Technical University in Berlin. Following his postgraduate studies
at the Fraunhofer Institute, he spent two years in Tanzania where he helped establish
an industrial research institute.
Daniell, Chairman, The Cuscaden Group Pte Ltd, Singapore
Mark Daniell is Chairman of The Cuscaden Group, an advisory
and investment business based in Singapore. He is also currently
a Director Emeritus of Bain & Company, a former President
of publicly listed investment company k1 Ventures, and a
former Director of Wasserstein Perella.
His second book has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan,
entitled Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach to the Development
and Presentation of World Class Business Strategy. Mr. Daniell’s
first book, World of Risk: Next Generation Strategy for
a Volatile Era, was selected as a Sunday Times (London)
Business Book of the Week and is available in six languages.
Mr Daniell is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (Juris
Doctor.), Oxford University (University College, B.A./M.A.),
Amherst College (B.A.), and the Phillips Exeter Academy.
He has also attended the Université de Paris IV-
Sorbonne (D.E.F. 1er and 2e degrees) and the Institut d’Etudes
Politiques de Paris (C.E.P.). He is a regular expert guest
commentator on business strategy and economics for the BBC,
CNBC, CNN and Channel News Asia.
Mr. Loke Chi Teh
Stephen, President, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility,
Mr Stephen Loke is currently the President of the Centre
for Corporate Social Responsibility, a not for profit organization
that promotes awareness of corporate social responsibility
in Singapore since May 2003.
The Centre has spearheaded the Asia Pacific CSR Group last
July 2004 and is networked amongst others to the Prince
of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, the Social
Venture Network (SVN) and the Business and Community of
the United Kingdom. The regional centres are from Australia,
Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri
Lanka and Thailand.
Mr Loke has spoken in several regional seminars and forums
on corporate social responsibility. Mr Loke was invited
and participated as an expert to the APEC Workshop on "In
pursuit of Asian CSR under the global economy" in Tokyo
from 19 to 20 January 2005. He was appointed as an Advisory
Committee Member of a new NGO-Corporation Cooperation Network launched this February
and supported by the Asian Development Bank and GSK Bio
and for which Kenan Institute Asia in Bangkok has been selected
as its secretariat.
Mr Loke is also participating in the Development of the
CSR Guide for Canadian Firms as a "sounding board"
stakeholder from a developed country. Mr Loke is also a
liaison member for the ISO/ TMB/ WG on Social Responsibility
which met in March 2005.
Mr Loke is a lawyer and partner at Loke and Seah. He has
been practising for over 18 years and is active in areas
such as Codes of Practice, Corporate Governance and Community
and Business Development.
Ms. Ros Harvey,
Chief Technical Adviser, Better Factories, Cambodis Project,
Ros Harvey is the Chief Technical Advisor for the International
Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia.
Better Factories Cambodia is a unique programme of the
International Labour Organization. It monitors and reports
on working conditions in Cambodian garment factories according
to national and international standards. The monitoring
function is combined with industry support services designed
to improve working conditions, productivity and quality.
Better Factories Cambodia is supported by the Government,
the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia and unions.
Better Factories Cambodia grew out of a trade agreement
between the United States and Cambodia. Under the agreement
the US promised Cambodia better access to US markets in
exchange for improved working conditions in the garment
sector. In the post-quota environment ongoing support for
Better Factories Cambodia is strong with many international
buyers looking to improve working conditions in their supply
Ros has worked for 20 years on labour, development and
social justice issues – the last 10 years at the international
level. Prior to joining the ILO Ros worked for her own consultancy
firm Outcome Partners. Based in Australia, she provided
consultancy services in the Asia-Pacific region for a range
of clients including the ILO and the Australian aid agency,
AUSAid. Ros worked for 5 years for Public Services International
(PSI) based in Geneva where she held the position of Executive
Rangoonwala, Chairman, Rangoonwala Group of Companies, and
Chairman of ICC Pakistan
Tariq M.A. Rangoonwala is the Chairman of ICC Pakistan and
Chairs the Rangoonwala Group of Companies in Pakistan. He
has diverse business interests in warehousing & storage
services, packaging, distribution and trading. He is an
executive trustee of philanthropic organizations, educational
institutions and youth programmes. He also serves as a Director
of Forums, Associations, Public Committees and both publicly
listed and private companies which include banks and insurance
His business expertise has been in foreign trade and has
in the past worked closely in the effort towards the deregulation
of the Export Trade in Pakistan. He has been active in public
sector divestment in trade and industry and a strong advocate
of market-based reforms in Pakistan.
He is a member of the Executive Board of the International
Chamber of Commerce besides serving on committees of other
Dr. Jae Hyuck Auh, Director, International Logistics Center, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF), Republic of Korea
Dr. Jae H. Auh is currently the Director of International
Logistics Center at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and
Fisheries (MOMAF), Republic of Korea. He has done a key
role in developing a national strategic vision for promoting
“Korea as a logistics hub of northeast Asia”
since July 2003.
For implementing this logistics hub vision, he developed
and executed the detailed marketing plans for promoting
international logistics business via Free Trade Zones (FTZs)
of Korea, inducing the investment by Mitsui & Co., the
largest Japanese trading company, in Busan FTZ in August
2004. He is now managing the overall promotional activities
for marketing Korean FTZs to global shippers, carriers,
and 3PLs worldwide.
Prior to this current position, he has performed strategic
planning and financing arrangement for several port development
projects in Korea at Port Development Bureau of MOMAF since
1993. He has also worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton and
Successful Supply Chain Systems Limited as a consultant
for the international supply chain management projects.
Dr. Auh received a BS in civil engineering and MS in coastal
engineering from the Seoul National University, and finished
a Ph.D. in ocean systems management at Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT).
Kiroyan, President, International Chamber of Commerce, Indonesia
Noke Kiroyan has spent more than three decades as an international business
executive. Joining Siemens Indonesia as Management Trainee
in February 1974 he was assigned to Germany for 2½
years six months later to acquire professional qualifications
in Accounting & Commerce as Industriekaufmann, and eventually
became President Director of PT Siemens Indonesia before
resigning in 1991.
After six years in top executive positions with Salim Group
companies in the U.S., Germany, and Australia he repatriated
in 1997 to assume president-directorship of Rio Tinto Indonesia.
In 2001 he was reassigned as President Director of Kaltim
Prima Coal (KPC), a major world-class coal mining operation
then jointly owned by Rio Tinto and BP. Following transfer
of ownership of KPC in October 2003, he returned to Rio
Tinto Indonesia as Chairman.
In addition to his native Indonesian, Noke Kiroyan speaks
English, German and Dutch. He graduated in Communications
Science at Padjadjaran University, Bandung, and Liberal
Arts at Syracuse University, New York, and holds a Postgraduate
Diploma in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business
School, Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Noke Kiroyan is a frequent speaker on Good Corporate Governance,
Corporate Social Responsibility and other topics concerning
business and society. He co-founded Indonesia Business Links
in 1999 that has emerged as an acknowledged resource center
for corporate citizenship in Indonesia and currently chairs
its Board of Founders.
His civic duties include serving in the Board of Trustees
and Audit Committee of the Bandung Institute of Technology,
and in the Sub-Committee for Corporate Governance of the
National Committee for Governance Policy. He chairs the
Commission for Economic Recovery at the Supervisory Council
of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN),
and is President of the International Chamber of Commerce
– Indonesia. He has recently been appointed as a member
of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
Waheed, Executive Director, Responsible Business Initiative,
Ms. Waheed Founder and Executive Director of RBI (1998),
is among the country’s first qualified social auditors.
Founding member of the SAARC Alliance for Responsible Business
and the Asia-Pacific CSR Center Group. She serves on the
Stakeholder Council and Board Nominating Committee of the
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the national Steering
Board of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and the
Securities & Exchange Commission’s joint task
force on NGO Governance, CSR expert for ICAP Corporate Governance
Committee and juries of the Asian Forum Corporate Social
Responsibility Awards and the ACCA-WWF Environmental Reporting
Ambreen is invited on United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development-International Standard for Accounting and
Reporting (UNCTAD-ISAR) Review Committee on “CSR indicators
for Corporate Reporting” , “Stakeholder Engagement
manual” (Accountability-UNEP) and GRI Consultative
group for GRI’s own first Sustainability Report. Ambreen
Represent RBI on (EFMD-Global Compact) “Globaly Responsible
Leaders”. She developed an on-line Social Audit System
for the Canadian Small Projects Office, and drafted the
first non-food product-specific sourcing and monitoring
guidelines for Rattvisemarkt (Swedish Fair-trade) and Fair
Trade Labeling Organization International (FLO). Involved
in Management/Social audits for Nike inc. and Fair Labor
Association (FLA). She served as MIS Specialist/Technical
Advisor to the European Union Mission. Developed PCI concept
paper as working group member for initiating “Pakistan
Her thesis at Cambridge University outlined a Framework
for assessing Socially Responsible Behavior in Pakistan’s
sports industry (1997). She has developed and introduced
CSR as a teaching subject to Pakistani Business Schools.
She is steering Pakistan’s first CSR benchmarking
research in 12 Industrial sectors, with SECP-UNDP.
As UNIDO’s national CSR Expert for Pakistan she led
a pioneering triple bottom-line (TBL) demonstration project
that established effective methodologies for enhancing enterprise
profitability through tracking and improving financial,
social and environmental performance. Her work with the
textile, leather and sporting goods export sectors was included
in UNIDO’s TBL report prepared for the World Summit
on Social Development at Johannesburg in 2002. She has taught
the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
and the Business School University of Michigan.
Ambreen has a masters’ degree in Computer Science
from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore,
an MPhil in Management from the University of Cambridge,
UK respectively, and post-graduate academic work at the
Speed Scientific School, USA.
Welford, Director, Corporate Environmental Governance Programme,
University of Hong Kong
Richard Welford is Director of the Corporate Environmental
Governance Programme at the University of Hong Kong. He
was formerly Professor of Corporate Environmental Management
at the University of Huddersfield and Professor of Sustainable
Management at the Norwegian School of Management. He has
considerable expertise of international business and has
lived in both Europe and Asia. He has worked for the Samsung
Corporation in Korea and carried out research for the UN
in South East Asia. He currently advises the Swire Group
and Cathay Pacific and has worked as a consultant to the
MTR Corporation in Hong Kong. He has written 15 books and
over 100 articles relating to globalization, international
business, environmental management, human rights and social
responsibility. He has carried out a number of surveys on
corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
across the world giving him unique insights into the current
state of play of CSR with regard to Asia. He is a founding
director of a major think tank initiative, CSR Asia.
Ms. Shalini Mahtani, CEO, Community Business, Hong Kong, China
Shalini is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Community
Busiiness- a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation working
with member companies in Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR). Founded in January 2003, Community Business is today
the Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility in Hong Kong
and works with over 23 member companies, comprising some
of the world’s largest. She has also produced research
on Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Volunteering,
Women in Leadership and Work-life balance. Shalini has been
instrumental in putting Hong Kong on the world map of CSR
and today Community Business is the Hong Kong CSR representative
on a number of international networks.
Shalini Mahtani, born and raised in Hong Kong, started
her career in the private sector where she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers
as a Senior Associate in their Business Advisory Services
division and Banque Nationale de Paris as Assistant Vice
President in the Private Banking Division. Shalini is a
Certified Public Accountant and a graduate from the London
School of Economics.
In a personal capacity, Shalini remains actively involved
in a number of non-profit organisations in Hong Kong and
abroad. Her focus remains on issues of gender, race, youth
Sauer, Associate General Counsel Law and Corporate Affairs,
South Asia Pacific Region
Richard Sauer is Associate General Counsel and Senior Director
of Microsoft’s Law and Corporate Affairs department
for South Asia Pacific. Sauer oversees all of the Corporation’s
legal and government affairs activities in Southeast Asia,
India, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his current assignment
in Singapore, Sauer was a Senior Litigation Attorney at
Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA,
and was responsible for a variety of litigation matters
pending against the Corporation, including antitrust claims,
employment-related claims, class action lawsuits and complex
Prior to joining Microsoft, Sauer worked for the New York
City based law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. He holds
a J.D., magna cum laude, from the American University’s
Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and a B.A.
from the Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green,
Ohio. He is admitted to practice law before various state
and federal courts in the United States and is a member
of the American and International Bar Associations.
Mr. Junichi Inoue, Managing Director, Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore
graduated from Kushu University, he joined Toshiba Corporation
1986General Manager of Toshiba
Corporation in Toshiba de Panama S.A.
of International operations Consumer-products to work for
Europe and Russian market
1996Vice President/General Manager of Latin America Division of
Toshiba America Consumer Products Inc
2001General Manager of Toshiba Corporation, Secretariat Office
2004Corporate Representative - Asia of Toshiba Corporation Managing
Director of Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
S. Carrillo, Brand Manager for IT and IT-enabled Services
and Officer-in-Chare, ICT Division Board of Investments,
Ms. Carrillo handles Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
public relations in the promotion and development of Philippine
Business Process Outsourcing / Information Communication
Technology Services Sector (BPO/ICT) in her capacity as
the Brand Manager. She represents the country in bilateral
and multilateral negotiations concerning outsourcing services
in the IT and IT-enabled Services Sector both in the Philippines
and abroad. She is a frequent resource person during due
diligence/courtesy call visits of investors into the country.
Ms. Carrillo’s extensive familiarity with investment
laws/regulations and procedures is acknowledged both by
the government and private sectors, hence she is often invited
to talk on the current policy/regulations governing investments
in the Philippines.
Mr. Djordjija Petkoski,
Lead Enterprise Structuring Specialist and Head of Private
Sector Development team, World Bank Institute
Since joining the World Bank in 1992, Mr. Petkoski has worked
in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. He was a Fulbright
Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the early 1990s
and a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in 1979-80. He is author or co-author of 15 books and
over 120 articles. He has delivered lectures at leading
universities and international organizations around the
Mr. Petkoski received MPA at Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Economics at the University
of Zagreb, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University
Dato' Mohamed Iqbal, Group Executive Director, Farlim Group, Malaysia
Dato' Mohamed Iqbal, aged 61, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree with Honours in 1971 and a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1973, both from the University of Malaya. In addition, he holds a Certificate in Education from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, obtained in 1964; the International Management Teacher's Programme (ITP) certificate from the joint programme organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the Centre D'Enseignment Superior Des Affairs (CESA), France obtained in 1978; Doctorate in Management in 1993 from the La Salle University, USA.
In 1977, he led a team that won the Malaysian Young Managers Competition for work done to promote entrepreneurial management in Malaysia. The Malaysian Team led by him also won the Asian Young Managers Competition in the same year. In further recognition of his entrepreneurial skill and programmes he was awarded the Sir Frederick Gallahan Memorial Award by the Australian-Malaysian Association of Australia in 1976. In 1995, he was conferred the award "Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang", which carries the title "Dato" with his name.
Dato' Mohamed Iqbal has served in the past as Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration, University of Malaya; Corporate Finance Officer of Malaysian International Merchant Bank; Executive Director of Institute of Bankers Malaysia; Executive Chairman of Arab Asian Group in Malaysia; Council of the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) and concurrently held the position of MIM's Vice-Chairman and Chairman of its Management Committee; adviser to the Peace and Happiness through Prosperity (PHP) Institute, Japan and Japan's Foundation for Asian Management Development.
Dato' Mohamed Iqbal is presently Group Executive Director to the Farlim Group of companies, a public company listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange; and Chairman of Iqrah Holdings Sdn. Bhd. He is also extensively involved in regional trade and investment promotion activities. The major ones are:- Secretary-General of the Asean Business Forum and Secretary of Malaysia-Japan Economic Association ("MAJECA").
Recently, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific has appointed him as a member of its Business Advisory Council.
Ghayur, Director, Labour Policy Division, International
Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Asian and Pacific Regional
Sabur Ghayur, a Pakistani national, is Divisional Director,
Labour Policy Division of the International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions-Asian and Pacific Regional Organisation
Besides the coordination of national, sub-regional and regional
education and training programs related to the Labour Policy
Division, currently he is also responsible for the ICFTU-APRO’s
work on:i) unions regional dialogue with IFIs, ii) trade
union work on IFIs & PRSPs, iii) coordination of the
trade union work related to the ASEM & APEC, iii) unions
work on cooperatives, iv) employment protection, and v)
corporate social responsibility.
He acted as “Secretary” of the workers’
group on the committee on “promotion of cooperatives”
at the ILO’s international labor conference, June
2001 & 2002 – Geneva.
Sabur served as President of the APRO Staff Association
(2002-March 2005); elected unopposed.
He acted as Honorary Advisor, All Pakistan Federation of
Trade Unions (APFOL) during 1995-1998.
He has to his credit over 30 years of professional experience
in the fields of: administration and coordination, research
and training/teaching with increasing responsibilities.
Increasingly, focus of his work is in the direction of:
advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, monitoring and policy dialogue.
Since January 1995, major focus is on: i) trade unions,
ii) good governance, iii) issues related to workers especially
in the wake of globalization, iv) policies of international
financial institutions (IFIs), v) regional/sub-regional
groupings (APEC, ASEM, etc), and vi) social dimensions of
In addition to seven books, five edited books and four reports,
Sabur has over sixty published research papers/articles
as well as more than hundred newspaper articles. The areas
covered are: working conditions, child labour, trade unions,
HRD, manpower development, employment generation & poverty
alleviation, international migration, labor market information
system, governance, regional cooperation, social dimension
of regionalization/globalization and IFIs’ policies.
Sabur has been doing voluntary civil society work that among
other also include: i) Convenor and founding Secretary General,
Development Form (DF) that was launched in March 1998 in
Islamabad – Pakistan; left the DF on leaving Pakistan
to join ICFTU-APRO in Singapore; and ii) Founding Secretary,
Singapore-Pakistan Development Forum (SPADE Forum), 2002-March 2005.
Mr. Albert Lai, Chairman, Hong Kong People's Council for Sustainable Development, Hong Kong, China
Mr Albert Lai is the current Chairman of the Conservancy
Association. The Conservancy Association, established in
1968, is an environmental non-governmental organisation
with the longest history in Hong Kong. He was the leader
of a 37-member Hong Kong NGO delegation to the World Summit
on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002.
Following the inauguration of the Hong Kong People’s
Council for Sustainable Development in 2003, Mr Lai was
elected as the chairman of this first ever cross-sector
organization dedicated to the pursuit of sustainable development
in Hong Kong. In this capacity he also serves as the Convenor
of Citizen Envisioning @ Harbour, a coalition of 18 professional
bodies, universities and community groups devoted to consensus
building and citizen participation in harbour development.
Upon the invitation by the Hong Kong Government’s
Council for Sustainable Development, Mr Lai was the Convenor
of a Solid Waste Management Strategy Support Group in a
pioneering exercise to develop a sustainable development
strategy for Hong Kong. . He is also a member of the Stakeholder
Council of Global Reporting Initiative, an UN-sponsored,
Amsterdam-based NGO dedicated to the promotion of corporate
social responsibility through sustainability reporting.
Mr Lai was a co-founder of The China Water Company Limited
(“CWC”), one of the leading pioneers in water
infrastructure investment in Mainland China set up in 1996.
He is now a Principal Consultant in infrastructure business
for Kerry Properties Limited, a listed company in Hong Kong.
Mr Lai is a Chartered Civil Engineer and he attained a
B.Sc. (Engineering) degree and a M.Soc.Sc. (Urban studies)
degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Peter Moore,
Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director - Public
Sector, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Peter Moore currently holds the combined responsibilities
of Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director for Microsoft’s
Public Sector business across the Asia Pacific region. On
March 1st 2003, Mr. Moore was appointed as the Chief Technology
Officer, for Microsoft Asia Pacific and on Feb 1st 2004,
he was promoted to the role of Managing Director for Public
Sector. In this role Mr. Moore is responsible for Public
Sector (government and education) sales, marketing and services
efforts for the Asia Pacific Region and developing and leading
new strategies around citizenship, intergovernmental organizations,
licensing, emerging markets and a variety of other new initiatives.
Prior to March 1st, Mr Moore was the Director of the Developer
and Platform Strategy Group for Microsoft Australia. In
this role, he led a team of developer evangelists and architects
responsible for assisting customers and partners realize
the value of moving to to the .NET platform. Mr. Moore was
with Microsoft Australia since April 1995 when he started
as the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Developer Tools.
Prior to Microsoft, Mr Moore was the Business Development
Manager for a Microsoft Solution Provider, which marketed
a broad range of Windows NT based solutions and services.
His 10 years with this company saw him responsible for the
transition of these solutions from a VAX/VMS base to Unix
and finally Windows NT.
Mr. Moore entered the computer industry in 1985 after 9
years with the Australian Air Force where he worked as an
engineer on computer guidance systems for aircraft and missiles.
Mr. Hoang Van
Dung, Vice Executive President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Hoang Van Dung
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
Date of Birth: 18th Jan., 1954
Place of Birth: Vietnam
1971 - 1976: Hanoi Foreign Trade University (B.A)
1979 - 1980: Post graduate study at Thames University London
1984 Diploma in Int’l trade promotion in Finland
1987 Diploma in Int’l marketing in Holland
1997 - 2000: Hochiminh National Political Institute (B.A)
1976 -1979: Trade promotion officer, VCCI
1980 - 1984: Deputy Director of Int’l Relations Dept.,
1985 - 1986: Director of General Dept., VCCI
1987 - 1988: President and CEO of Trade Service Co. (T.S.C.)
1989 - 1993: Commercial Counsellor, Vietnam Embassy in London,
1993 - 2000: Deputy Secretary General in charge of Int’l
April 2001: Secretary General, VCCI
Jan. 2002: Vice President, VCCI
Married with one daughter and one son
Foreign language English (Excellent)
Ms. Tessa Tennant, Executive Chair, Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia, Hong Kong
Tessa Tennant co-founded the UK’s first equity investment
fund for sustainable development in 1988. She is now Chair of ASrIA,
The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in
Asia based in Hong Kong. She is a Board member of Calvert World Values
Fund, Washington DC and recently became an adviser to the Robeco Sustainable
Private Equity Fund in the Netherlands. In 2003 she received the Sustainability
Leadership Award by SAM/SPG of Switzerland and in 2004 was
joint winner of the City of Goteborg International Environmental Leadership
Prize. She is an Ambassador for Worldwide Fund for Nature UK. She was
Chair and co-founder of the Carbon Disclosure Project and previously
served on environmental advisory panels for the UK Government and
HRH The Prince of Wales.
Tesner, President, Renaissance Strategy, Inc.
Sandrine Tesner is President of Renaissance Strategy, Inc.,
a consulting firm specialized in globalization advisory
services. Renaissance Strategy works with global corporations,
governments, and multilateral and non-governmental organizations
in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR), public-private
partnerships, corporate governance, and financial transparency.
As outlined in her book The United Nations and Business:
A Partnership Recovered (St. Martin’s Press, August
2000), Tesner believes that the multiplication and the diversity
of power centers in the context of globalization implies
a redistribution of public roles from the public to the
private sector. To “structure” their business
and institutional environments and develop tomorrow’s
emerging markets, today’s corporate and government
leaders must be pro-active in adopting transparent corporate
practices as well as sponsoring partnerships with stakeholders
in such areas as social and economic development, conflict
prevention, post-conflict rehabilitation, and environmental
Prior to founding Renaissance Strategy, Tesner created
and managed the Private Sector Partnership Unit of the United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), a United Nations
agency based in New York. In May 2000, her team organized
“The UN and Business: A Partnership for the New Millennium”—the
first conference on UN-business relations held in the United
States, which attracted 5,000 participants from business,
governments, and NGOs. At UNOPS, Tesner and her staff negotiated
11 partnership agreements in their first nine months of
operation with companies in the United States, Brazil, and
Russia, among other countries. Under these partnerships,
projects were developed in such countries as Guatemala,
Mali, and Mozambique to promote the use of IT, distribute
knowledge about HIV, and support artisans in zones recovering
from protracted conflicts. She assisted the head of UNOPS
in the creation of the UNOPS Business Advisory Council—the
first board of business advisers established at the UN.
Prior to joining UNOPS, Tesner was Director of Corporate
Affairs at the United Nations Association of the United
States of America, the nation’s foremost research
center on the United Nations, where she designed programs
on the United Nations for business executives. While at
UNA-USA, she created the first edition of How to Do Business
with the United Nations, the first international guide to
the UN procurement system, a book which she wrote three
years in a row. With two groups of CEOs and non-profit leaders,
she visited the UN peacekeeping operations in Haiti, Angola,
and Rwanda, and wrote two reports that were distributed
to members of the US Congress. Ahead of the signing of the
ban against anti-personnel landmines in 1997, Tesner created
various projects on the global landmine crisis and contributed
to the creation of UNA’s Adopt-a-Minefield program.
From 1988-1992, Tesner sold French equity to US and Canadian
institutional investors for Crédit Commercial of
France-International Finance Corp (CCF-IFC).
Tesner obtained a Bachelor’s degree in marketing
and international business from New York University in 1987.
She graduated from Columbia University’s School of
International and Public Affairs in 1994 with a Master’s
degree in International Affairs, having specialized in Russian
and Soviet Studies at the Harriman Institute. Her languages
include French, Spanish, and Russian. Tesner practices jazz
and contemporary dance and maintains an interest in interior
architecture and design, which she once practiced on a free-lance