Leadership

Board Of Directors

The Asia-Pacific FDI Network is governed by an Executive Board which is comprised of member-elected directors who serve three-year terms. Composed of specialised experts, it is the Executive Board’s collective wisdom, experience, diversity and passion that helps set and execute the vision of the Asia-Pacific FDI Network.

The Executive Board works on implementing the Advisory Board’s strategic advice. The Board is responsible for formulating policies for governance, operations and management of the institution and also oversees its ancillary functions such as evaluation and approval of budgets of the Network and Forum and overseeing the general superintendence of the Network and Forum

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Director, 

Digital Investment Program

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Director,

Investment Facilitation Program

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Director,

Dispute Prevention Program

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Director,

Sustainable Investment Program

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Director,

Dispute Resolution Program

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Director, Economic Integration Program

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Director,

National Security Program

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Director, 

Investment Promotion Program

Executive Secretariat

The Network's Executive Secretariat is responsible for coordinating the work of the Board of Directors. Serving as the liaison between the Directors and Affiliated Experts, the Executive Secretariat is responsible for looking after the Network’s relationship and interactions with countries, private parties, and other stakeholders.

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Charles Ho Wang Mak
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PhD Cand, Glasgow University

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PhD Cand, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR) University, Hyderabad

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Dr Can Eken
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Assistant Professor, Durham Law School, UK

Advisory Board

Composed of a consortium of leading experts from around the world, the Advisory Board offers strategic advice to the Asia-Pacific FDI Network Executive Board. The Advisory Board helps in modifying and bettering the governance structure of the Asia-Pacific FDI Network. The Board also contributes to the selection of the research agenda of the Asia-Pacific FDI Forum series.

The Asia-Pacific FDI Network executive board is the operational board which works on implementation of the strategic advice that the Advisory Board has been given.

On the other hand, the functions of the Operational Board primarily are formulating policies for governance, operations and management of the institution with certain ancillary functions, including evaluation and approval of budgets of the Network and Forum and overseeing the general superintendence of the Network and Forum.

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Yuwen Li
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Professor, 

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Romesh Weeramantry
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Foreign Legal Consultant,

Clifford Chance, Singapore

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C.J. Koh Professor of Law  

National University of Singapore

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Roberto Echandi
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Global Product Leader on Investment Policy, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group

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Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
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Head, Economic Law & Policy programme, International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD)

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Sufian Jusoh
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Director and Professor of International Trade and Investment, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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christina L. Beharry
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Counsel, Foley,

Hoag, Washington

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Tomoko Ishikawa
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Professor,

Nagoya University

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Todd Weiler
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Independent International Arbitrator