Thura K. Ko
Chief Executive Officer YGA Capital Limited
President Bangkok Bank
Apart from his main responsibility as President of Bangkok Bank, Mr. Chartsiri is also Chairman of the Thai Bankers’ Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University.
Chew Gek Khim
Straits Trading Company Bangkok Bank
Ms Chew is also Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore and the Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia. She chairs the National Environment Agency Board, and sits on the Singapore Totalisator Board and the Securities Industry Council.
A lawyer by training, Ms Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1984.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman and CEO Ayala Corporation
He earned his B.A. in economics (with honors) at Harvard University in 1981 and his M.B.A. in 1987. He is married to Elizabeth Eder and has four children. He enjoys adventure motorcycling in his spare time.
Goh Yew Lin
Managing Director G K Goh Holdings Ltd
Managing Director Northstar Group
Prior to co-founding Northstar, Patrick was Senior Vice President of Pacific Century Ventures Ltd in Tokyo, where he played a key role in the firm’s mergers, acquisitions and corporate business development in Japan. He started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, USA. In 2009, Patrick was awarded Ernst & Young’s prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.
Group Chief Executive CIMB Group
Today, CIMB Group is Malaysia’s 2nd largest financial services group and the 5th largest in ASEAN, with total assets of around $114 billion and a staff force of over 40,000. CIMB Group and its subsidiaries are located in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations and collectively cater to the universal banking needs of over 13 million customers. Operating on a dual banking model, CIMB Group also offers Shariah-compliant financial solutions in investment banking, consumer banking, asset management and insurance via CIMB Islamic.
Under Nazir’s stewardship, CIMB Group has won many awards in recent years including best investment bank and best Islamic bank in Asia and best bank in Malaysia. Nazir himself has been recognized as Malaysia’s top executive/ CEO on several occasions. He was the youngest recipient of FinanceAsia’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2009 and was also awarded Euromoney’s “2012 Outstanding Achievement Award” in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Asian financial markets.
Nazir is married to Dato’ Azlina Aziz and they have 2 young children. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.Sc. (Hons) and obtained an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer CT Corporation
Para Group includes Bank Mega, the leading private non-government bank controlled by Indonesian shareholders, and Bank Syariah Mega Indonesia, a top player in the syariah sector. Other financial services companies include Para Finance (Multifinance), Mega Life (ranked Best Insurance Company for 2007-2009 with assets between IDR 1.5-5 trillion by Investor Magazine), Mega Insurance, and Mega Capital.
Under Mr. Tanjung’s leadership, Para Group has become a major player in media, lifestyle and entertainment.
Looking to the future, Mr. Tanjung envisions Para Group ventures in the natural resources sector. To this end, Para Group has started greenfield CPO plantations in East Kalimantan.
Mr. Tanjung also serves as Chairman of the Indonesia Forum Foundation and Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation Indonesia. Mr. Tanjung is a member of the board of the Indonesian Committee for Humanitarian Programs, the Indonesian Red Cross, the Jakarta Art Foundation, and sits on the Board of Trustees of Universitas Airlangaa.
Cezar P. Consing
President and CEO Bank of the Philippine Island
Mr. Consing was with J.P. Morgan & Co. from 1985 to 2004, and was based in Hong Kong and Singapore. From 1999 to 2004 he was President of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) and co-headed or headed the firm’s investment banking group in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Consing served as an independent board director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad and CIMB Group Sdn. Berhad from 2004 – 2012, First Gen Corporation from 2005 – 2013, and Jollibee Foods Corporation since 2010. He served as a board director of BPI from 1995 – 2000, 2004 – 2007, and most recently since 2010. He received an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan in 1980.
Chief Executive Officer Central Retail Corporation Ltd
Under his leadership, CRC entered its greatest period of growth, expanding into new formats and international markets. From 2002 to today, CRC’s total store network has expanded from 168 stores to 687 stores and annual sales have grown from USD 1.2 bn to 4.5 bn.
Mr Chirathivat received his MBA from Columbia University and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wesleyan University.
Group Chief Executive Officer AirAsia Group
Prior to AirAsia, he was the Financial Controller of Virgin Communications London before joining Warner Music International London in 1989. Promoted to Managing Director, Warner Music Malaysia in 1992 and to Regional Managing Director, Warner Music South East Asia in 1996. In 1999, he was the Vice President of Warner Music South East Asia.
His awards include the Honor of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 for services to promote commercial and educational links between the UK and Malaysia. In 2010, he received the Officer of the Legion d’Honneur award from the French government, the highest award that can be conferred on a non-French national.
He was named as one of the world’s most creative people in business for 2011 by New York-based business magazine Fast Company, and awarded the inaugural ‘Travel Business Leaders Award’ winner by CNBC.