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Tony Fernandes

Chairman of LTBI 2014

Group Chief Executive Officer AirAsia Group

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Tony Fernandes graduated from Epsom College, London School of Economics and has been the Group CEO of AirAsia since December 2001.

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.

Munir Majid

Munir Majid

LTBI Advisor

Chairman CARI

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Tan Sri Dr. Munir is the Chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd, and has been on its board since 2008. He obtained his B.Sc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and his PhD in International Relations in 1978. He was teaching at the Department of International Relations of his alma mater from 1972-1975, and was an analyst for Daiwa Europe NV in London from 1975-1978.

On his return back to Malaysia at the end of 1978, Tan Sri Dr. Munir joined The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) as a lead writer and progressed to become its Group Editor. He left The NST in 1986 to become the CEO of a small merchant bank, Pertanian Baring Sanwa (PBS), which then became Commerce International Merchant Bankers, the genesis of today’s CIMB Group.

He left CIMB in 1993 at the invitation of the Government of Malaysia to set up the Securities Commission and became its first Executive Chairman until 1999. He continued on with his illustrious career, serving in various capacities, including as Chairman of both Celcom and Malaysia Airlines System at different times. He is the founder and President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (2003-2008) and is now the chairman of its Advisory Council.

He was made an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science in December 2005, and in 2008, a Visiting Senior Fellow of LSE IDEAS (Centre for the Study of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy) where he heads the Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme. He is also a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.


Chartsiri Sophonpanich

Chartsiri Sophonpanich

President Bangkok Bank

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Chartsiri Sophonpanich was educated in the United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained two Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Management. After working at Citibank in New York, he returned to Thailand to join Bangkok Bank in 1986. He gained extensive experience at both operational and managerial levels in various departments at Bangkok Bank including Foreign Exchange Trading, Marketing, Treasury, Investment Banking Group and International Banking Group before being appointed President on December 1, 1994.

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

Chew Gek Khim

Straits Trading Company Bangkok Bank

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Prior to her appointment as Executive Chairman on 1 November 2009, Ms Chew Gek Khim was the Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman of Straits Trading from 24 April 2008. Ms Chew works closely with the Group CFO and each of the CEO s of Straits Trading’s businesses in resources, property and hospitality to oversee the implementation of policies and decisions, including compliance with corporate governance codes. Ms Chew is also Executive Chairman of the Tecity Group of investment companies, the parent company of Straits Trading, which she joined in 1987. She also sits on the board of CapitaRetail China Trust, a listed trust of the CapitaLand Group.

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

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Chairman and CEO Ayala Corporation

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Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the oldest business group in the Philippines with interests in real estate, telecommunications, banking, electronics manufacturing, water distribution, automotive, business process outsourcing, power and transport infrastructure. Mr. Zobel de Ayala is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council and the Mitsubishi Corp. International Advisory Committee. He is Chairman of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board, member of the board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, Chairman of the Asia Business Council, Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund Philippine Advisory Council, and member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also the Philippine Representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council. In 2007, he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award and in 2009 he was a recipient of the Philippine Legion of Honor in recognition of his outstanding public service to the country.

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.

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Goh Yew Lin

Managing Director G K Goh Holdings Ltd

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Mr. Goh Yew Lin is the Managing Director of G K Goh Holdings Ltd (“GK Goh”), an investment holding company listed on the SGX-ST. He was actively involved in the securities industry in Southeast Asia for 25 years until the sale of G K Goh’s stockbroking business in 2005. Mr. Goh is an independent Director of Temasek Holdings and Trailblazer Foundation Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Seatown Holdings Pte Ltd. Among his public sector appointments, he is Chairman of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Chairman of the Singapore Symphonia Company Limited, a trustee of the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) and Chairman of the NUS Investment Committee. Mr. Goh holds a B.S. (Economics) degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Walujo

Patrick Walujo

Managing Director Northstar Group

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Patrick Walujo is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Northstar group, which was formed in 2003 and today is one of Indonesia’s leading private investment firms. Together with its partners, Northstar has invested $2 billion in various sectors, including energy, financial services, consumer and retail, industrial and communications.

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.

Nazir Razak

Nazir Razak

Group Chief Executive CIMB Group

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Nazir Razak is the Group Chief Executive/Managing Director of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. (“CIMB Group”). He joined CIMB’s corporate advisory department in 1989 and was appointed Chief Executive in 1999. Nazir spearheaded the Group’s transformation from a Malaysian investment bank to a regional universal bank via several acquisitions throughout the region.

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.


Chairul Tanjung

Chairul Tanjung

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer CT Corporation

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Chairul Tanjung is the founder and Chairman of Para Group, Indonesia’s leading consumer-focused conglomerate. Described by Forbes as one of Indonesia’s rising stars, Mr. Tanjung received the Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award at the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony organized by Enterprise Asia. Para Group has interests in three core industry sectors: Financial Services, Media, Entertainment, and Lifestyle, and Natural Resources.

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

Cezar P. Consing

President and CEO Bank of the Philippine Island

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From 2004 to 2013, Mr. Consing was a Partner with The Rohatyn Group and was responsible for the investment management company’s private equity business in Asia.

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.


Tos Chirathivat

Tos Chirathivat

Chief Executive Officer Central Retail Corporation Ltd

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Mr Chirathivat started his retail career in 1989 as Project Development Director at Central Pattana PLC. In 1992 he became CEO of Big C Supercenter PLC, pioneering a new retail format in Thailand. In 1996 he was nominated to Chief Operating Officer of Central Retail Corporation Ltd, responsible for all operations and management of all retail business units within CRC. In 2002 he was elected CEO of 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.

Thura K. Ko

Thura K. Ko

Chief Executive Officer YGA Capital Limited

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Mr. Thura K. Ko is the current Director of YGA Capital Limited, an institution offering financial advisory services and which focuses on identifying potential investment opportunities in Myanmar for domestic and international investors. Mr. Ko graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics. Mr. Ko spent much of his early career in investment banking firms, including 12 years in the Far East, based in Hong Kong, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. His previous employers include Goldman Sachs (Asia) Limited and NM Rothschild & Sons. In May 2007, he was appointed Vice President of Providence Equity Asia Limited, a global telecom and media fund based in Hong Kong. Mr. Ko held that post for three years before returning to Myanmar to explore opportunities in both non-profit and for profit situations, resulting in the formation of YGA Capital.


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