CARI draws on the expertise of leaders in their respective fields from diverse backgrounds to shape our research initiatives.

 

Chief Economist

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Dr. Arup Raha

Chief Economist, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute

Dr. Arup Raha is the Chief Economist of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI). While his work and interests are global in nature, Arup’s particular expertise is on Asia where he has close to 20 years of experience working as a professional economist in the financial services industry. He was the Chief Asia Economist for global banks such as HSBC, Citi and UBS and also the Head of India Equity Research for JP Morgan. Prior to working in financial markets, Arup was an economist with The World Bank in Washington D.C.

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Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Bambang Irawan

Senior Research Fellow,
CIMB ASEAN Research Institute

Dr. Bambang Irawan was formerly an Assistant Director at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. His portfolio covered cooperation and initiatives under the ASEAN finance integration. In his capacity, he coordinated activities and initiatives under financial services liberalisation, capital account liberalisation, capital market development, insurance and taxation.

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Senior Fellows

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Yang Amat Mulia Tunku
Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni
Tuanku Muhriz

Founding President
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, more popularly known as Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz, is the Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia. He was educated at the Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School, Marlborough College and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained his BSc in Government and Sociology and MSc in Comparative Politics and Imperial History.

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YBhg Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang

Chairman, Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation
Chairman, Cagamas Holding Cagamas Berhad
Former Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Dato’ Ooi Sang Kuang is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear), Cagamas Holdings and Cagamas Berhad. Ooi is also an independent non-executive Director at OverseaChinese Banking Corporation Limited, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad.

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Prof Dr. Jörn Dosch

Professor of International Relations
Acting Head of the School of Arts and
Social Sciences Monash University,
Sunway Campus, Malaysia

Prof Dr. Jörn Dosch previously held the chair of Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Leeds where he was also Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, one of the largest university departmetns of its kind in Europe. He began his acedemic career in the early 1990s as a lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Mainz Germany, before moving to Stanford University as Fulbright Scholar later in the same decade.

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Pauline Loong

Managing ​Director, ​Asia-Analytica

Pauline Loong has earned an outstanding reputation as among the best-informed analysts of China’s political economy. She authors the well-known “Loong on China” newsletter which has won accolades for its perceptiveness as well as its meticulous research and reliability.

 

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