David Hsu Retires as ABA Secretary-Treasurer

Mr. David Hsu will be retiring as Secretary-Treasurer of the Asian Bankers Association (ABA), effective April 1, 2024. Mr. Hsu leaves the ABA Secretariat after a service of two years. He assumed the position on April 1, 2022.

In his letter to ABA members notifying him of his retirement, Mr. Hsu conveyed his thanks “for the kind support and cooperation that you have extended to me and the ABA Secretariat during my tenure as Secretary-Treasurer from April 2022 to March 2024. It has certainly been a great and distinct honor and privilege for me to work with you and your Bank over the past two years.”

Prior to joining the ABA Secretariat, Mr. Hsu was Director at the Professional Training Center of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Over the years, he has served in various official capacities at the MOEA, and had been posted in various countries both in and outside the Asian region.

He was the Economic Director at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Jordan from 1992 to 1995; Commercial Director of TECO in Toronto from 2000 to 2008; Economic Counselor of the Taiwan Embassy in Panama from 2002 to 2006; Economic Director at the TECO in India from 2009 to 2013; and Director of the Economic Division at the TECO in Malaysia from 2018 to 2020.

In Taiwan, some of his most notable positions at the MOEA included serving as Director of the International Cooperation Department from 1997 to 1998; as Director of the Small & Medium Enterprises Administration in 2006 to 2008; as Director of the Bureau of Foreign Trade from 2008 to 2009; and as Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade from 2013 to 2018.

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