Dr Michael Yeoh is the co-Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) for the past 24 years. ASLI is globally ranked by the University of Pennsylvania in a global study of think tanks as one of the top Think Tanks in the Asia Pacific region. He has also served as Malaysia's representative with Ambassadorial status to the ASEAN High Level Task Force on ASEAN Connectivity. He has also served as a Commissioner in the Malaysia Competition Commission, the Human Rights Commission and was appointed as an Advisory Board of the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission. He is also the founding Chairman of the World Chinese Economic Summit and the ASEAN Leadership Forum.

He has over 40 years of board room, corporate and management experience serving on Boards of public listed companies involved in Property Development, Investment Holdings and Food Manufacturing. Previously he had been a Principal Adviser to a Bank and had served on Boards of Companies involved in Financial Services, Education and Health Care.

He has authored several books and spoken at many international conferences. He is also a Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Directors, the Malaysian Institute of Management and a Member of the UK Institute of Strategic Studies. He is also Secretary-General of the Malaysia-Japan Economic Association (MAJECA), Director of the Malaysia-China Business Council and Deputy President of the Association for Promotion of Human Rights.

Dr Yeoh graduated in Economics from Monash University and has attended the Aresty Institute of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and was conferred a Doctorate in Law (honoris causa) from the University of Nottingham.

Dr Yeoh was recently appointed to the United Nations ESCAP Business Advisory Council. He has authored 4 books and is a frequent speaker at many international conferences.

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