Governing Board

The Governing Board is the decision-making body of ERIA and consists of the Secretary General of ASEAN and representatives from each of the 16 member countries, all of whom have backgrounds in academia, business, and policymaking.

Governing Board Members

Updated as of  26 July 2023


H.E Dr Kao Kim HournSecretary-General of ASEAN
AustraliaMr Christopher Langman

Chair of the Australian Pacific Economic Cooperation Council Committee (AusPECC)

Brunei Darussalam

Mr Hairol Nizam Hamid

Acting Director General, Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS), Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE)

CambodiaH.E. Ros SeilavaSecretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia; Member of Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC)
ChinaProf Ye Hailin

Professor and Deputy Director-General of National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS, CASS)



IndonesiaDr Teguh Dartanto

Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business

University of Indonesia

JapanMr Sadayuki SakakibaraExecutive Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Former Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Rep. of Korea

Ambassador Suh Jeong-in

Former Ambassador to ASEAN; Research Fellow of the Korea University ASEAN Center (KUAC); Inspector at the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Lao PDRDr Leeber LeebouapaoChairman of the Planning, Finance, and Audit Committee, National Assembly of Lao PDR
MalaysiaProf Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Azlan GhazaliHead of the Economics and Management Cluster at the National Council of Professors; Professor of Economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)-Graduate School of Business; Director of Malaysian Inclusive Development and Advancement Institute (MINDA-UKM).
MyanmarH.E. Dr Wah Wah Maung

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations

New Zealand

Dr Alan Bollard 

Professor of Practice at the Wellington School of Business and Government and inaugural Chair for Pacific Region Business, Victoria University of Wellington


Mr Ramon M. Lopez

Former Secretary of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Independent Director of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC)

SingaporeAmbassador Barry DeskerDistinguished Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
ThailandDr Sansern Samalapa

Vice Minister for Commerce of Thailand 

Viet NamDr Tran Thi Hong MinhPresident, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)


Governing Board Statements

16th GB Statement

15th GB Statement

14th GB Statement

13th GB Statement

12th GB Statement

11th GB Statement

10th GB Statement

9th GB Statement

8th GB Statement

7th GB Statement

6th GB Statement

5th GB Statement

4th GB Statement

3rd GB Statement

2nd GB Statement 

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