Topics Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Ports acting as a catalyst for development in Malaysia’s southern Johor state
The economy of the Malaysian state of Johor is thriving. A large portion of Johor’s economic activity is facilitated by the maritime transportation sector. Johor Port, the b...
CreditBPO Founder & CEO Lia Francisco on how credit ratings can increase access to bank loans & financing for SMEs
Lia Francisco is the Founder & CEO of CreditBPO, which leverages information technology to improve the visibility, operational efficiency, and credit worthiness of SMEs in the...
Philippine Chamber President on the Philippines growth story & upcoming ASEAN integration
Alfredo M. Yao is the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI), the voice of business in the Philippines. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the u...
Evercore Asia Chairman Stephen CuUnjieng on the Philippines & ASEAN competitiveness
Stephen CuUnjieng is the Chairman of Evercore Asia, a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. He spoke with The Prospect Group about today’s economic realities...
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on ASEAN trade, the future of Proton & 1MDB
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. He spoke wit...
Maybank Islamic Bank CEO Muzaffar Hisham on Islamic financial services in Malaysia and beyond
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank, the third largest Islamic bank in the world. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Maybank’s role in Islamic financial s...
Maybank Islamic Bank CEO Muzaffar Hisham on the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)
Muzaffar Hisham is the CEO of Maybank Islamic Bank. He spoke with The Prospect Group about his outlook for Islamic financial services globally, the theme of the 10th annual WI...
Straits Auto Logistics MD on the automotive industry in Malaysia
Datuk Adrian Henry D'Silva is the Managing Director of Straits Auto Logistics and Giga Car Terminals, both subsidiaries of Giga Shipping, a group of companies that manages ves...
Dr. Kriengsak Charoenwongsak on public policy prescriptions for Thailand
Dr. Kriengsak Charoenwongsak is the President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. He spoke with The Prospect Group ab...
Jones Lang LaSalle Thailand Managing Director Suphin Mechuchep on the real estate market in Thailand & ASEAN
Suphin Mechuchep is the Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle Thailand. She spoke with The Prospect Group about opportunities for FDI in real estate developments in the regi...
CBRE Thailand Chairman David Simister on Asian frontier markets & Bangkok commercial real estate
David Simister is the Chairman of CBRE Thailand. He spoke with The Prospect Group about how CBRE is planning to position itself in frontier markets, secondary markets in Thail...
General Motors (GM) ASEAN CEO Martin Apfel on the automobile industry in Southeast Asia
Martin Apfel is the CEO of General Motors (GM) in ASEAN. He spoke with The Prospect Group about ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) implementation in 2015, GM’s plans in Indonesi...
Jim Rogers on investing in Malaysia, the century of Asia, & frontier markets
Jim Rogers is a world renowned commodity investor and author of 'Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets'. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia as ...
Standard Chartered Thailand President & CEO Lyn Kok on banking activities in Thailand and ASEAN
Lyn Kok is the President & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Thailand. She spoke with The Prospect Group about the challenges of being an international bank in Thailand, the leve...
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) CEO Wong Lai Sum on Malaysia’s trade relationships
Dr. Wong Lai Sum is the CEO of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the national trade promotion agency of Malaysia. She spoke with The Prospect Group ab...
Assumption University President Bancha Saenghiran on the role of private sector higher education institutions in Thailand
Bancha Saenghiran is the President of Assumption University, a private Catholic university in Thailand. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the role of private higher educa...
Minor International Chairman & CEO William Heinecke on the growth of tourism in Thailand & throughout Asia
William E. Heinecke is the Chairman & CEO of Minor International, one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies in the Asia Pacific region. He spoke with The Prospect G...
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