ESBN Executive Council

The work of the ESBN is led by an Executive Council, under the following terms of reference:

  1. Oversee and provide direction to the work of ESBN in consultation with the ESCAP secretariat.
  2. Represent the business sector and provide business perspectives on development issues in the Asia-Pacific region at meetings of the legislative bodies of ESCAP, i.e. the Commission and its Committees, and other intergovernmental meetings upon request, including the annual Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development.
  3. Provide advice to the ESCAP secretariat on its programmes.
  4. Provide guidance, direction and overall support to the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF).

The members of the ESBN Executive Council are: (For profiles of the EC members, please click here.)

President
Lee George LAM
Lee George Lam

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Banking and Finance; Non-Executive Chairman - Hong Kong and ASEAN Region & Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong, China
Vice-president
David Morris
David Morris

Chair, Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2019
Members
Akash Bhavsar
Akash Bhavsar

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Innovation and Competitiveness; Managing Director, Skyquest Technology Group, India
Deborah Biber
Deborah Biber

Chief Executive, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC)
Pedro Eloy
Pedro Eloy

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Youth and Women Entrepreneurship; Chief Executive Officer, Pelham Grey; Hong Kong, China
Asif Ibrahim
Asif Ibrahim

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction; Vice Chairman, Newage Group of Industries, Bangladesh
Ju Song Lee
Ju Song Lee

Executive Director, International Chamber of Commerce, Regional Office, Asia
Barbara Meynert
Barbara Meynert

Senior Advisor, Fung Group, Hong Kong, China/Thailand
N.R. Narayana Murthy
Narayana Murthy

Founder, Infosys Limited, India
Phang Yew Kiat
Phang Yew Kiat

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Digital Economy; Vice Chair and CEO, Chong Sing Holdings Fin Tech, Hong Kong, China
Albert Oung
Albert Oung

Founder & President, World Green Organisation and Chairman, Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce
Tariq M. Rangoonwala
Tariq M. Rangoonwala

Chairman, Rangoonwala Group of Companies, Pakistan
Carson Wen
Carson Wen

Chair of ESBN Task Force on Green Business; Founder and Chairman, Bank of Asia, British Virgin Islands and BOA Financial Group, Hong Kong, China
Kosala Wickramanayake
Kosala Wickramanayake

President, International Business Council, Sri Lanka
Michael Yeoh
Tan Sri Michael O.K. Yeoh

CEO & Director, Asian Strategy &Leadership Institute, Chairman World Chinese Economic Summit, Malaysia
Xiaochen Zhang
Xiaochen Zhang

President Fintech4Good, China