CIMB ASEAN Research Institute in collaboration with ASEAN Business Club held the inaugural CARI Briefings on 25th September 2018 titled Progress, priorities and challenges of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo
Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Dr. Rillo hails from the Philippines and took over the position from Dr. Lim Hong Hin. Prior to accepting the job in AEC, he was the Senior Economist at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, Japan where he designed and administered capacity building training and policy dialogue on development issues.
This is the second time that Dr. Rillo will work at ASEAN Secretariat. From 2008 to 2013, he served at the ASEAN Secretariat as Head of Finance Integration Division (2008-2010) and Director and Chief Economist, ASEAN Integration Monitoring Office (2010-2013). During those periods, he headed the implementation of regional economic surveillance and integration monitoring in ASEAN.
Dr. Rillo holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii. He has written and published journals and reports on the ASEAN economy and broader economic and finance issues.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid
Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
President, ASEAN Business Club
He has an extensive experience and is well known in the Malaysian corporate world. He had been the Group Editor of the New Straits Times, first executive chairman of CIMB and founding chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission. After stepping down from the Securities Commission, he became Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He was Founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, established in 2003 and is a member of the Court of Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management.
Tan Sri Dr. Munir obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) in 1971 and 1978. He is an Honorary Fellow of LSE and continues the long association with his alma mater as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy. Tan Sri Dr. Munir is an associate of Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) at LSE.