Board of Directors


The affairs of the Association is governed by the Board of Directors, which is composed of not more than twenty-five (25) members elected by Regular Members of the Association at a General Meeting.

Consider and approve applications for new membership;

  • Decide and act on all policy matters and projects to meet the objectives and purposes of the Association;
  • Receive and consider any suggestion or proposal from the members;
  • Adopt rules and procedures for the conduct of Board Meetings and the General Meetings; and
  • Undertake any other business as authorised by the ABA Charter.

The Board elects from among themselves a Chairman and a Vice Chairman who serve for a term of two years. The Chairman serves as the chief executive officer of the Association. The Vice Chairman performs the duties of the Chairman during the Chairman’s absence or temporary disability.

  • The current members of the Board of Directors for the term 2016 ~ 2018 include the following:


Mr. Daniel Wu

President & CEO

CTBC Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Vice Chairman

Mr. Ali Asghar Safari

Chief Executive Officer

EN Bank

Board Members

Mr. Pema Namgyel Nadik

Chief Executive Officer

Bank of Bhutan Ltd.

Dr. David K. P. Li

Chairman & Chief Executive

The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.
(Hong Kong)

Mr. Chemicala Nagavenkata Surendra Reddy

Country Head & Chief Executive Officer

State Bank of India, HK Branch

Mr. Mostafa Beheshti Rouy

Member of Board of Director & Executive Board Member

Bank Pasargad

Mr. Takayoshi Futae

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Regional Executive for Asia

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Mr. Takahiko Yasuhara

Managing Executive Officer

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Mr. Kenichi Hosomi

Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of International Business Unit of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Mr. Michael Foong Seong Yew

Group Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Executive Officer, International

Malayan Banking Berhad

Mr. Andrew J. Healy

Managing Director & CEO

Bank of Maldives

Mr. Chinbishrelt Ariunbold

Member of the Board of Directors

Capital Bank of Mongolia

Mr. Abdul Razzak Ali Issa

Chief Executive

Bank Muscat

Atty. Reynaldo A. Maclang

President & CEO

Philippine National Bank

Mr. Gil A. Buenaventura

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Mr. Tserenpurev Gotov

Member of the Board

International Bank for Economic Co-operation

Mr. Soh Kian Tiong

Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions

Government Linked Institutions, Institutional Banking Group DBS Bank

Mr. Antonio Jonathan Alles

Managing Director & CEO

(Sri Lanka)

Mr. Joseph, Jye-Cherng Lyu


Bank of Taiwan

Ph.D. Ray B. Dawn


The First Commercial Bank

Ms. Joanne Ling


Land Bank of Taiwan

Mr. Chaiyarit Anuchitworawong

Senior Executive Vice President & Co-Head of International Banking Group

Bangkok Bank PCL

Mr. Nghiem, Xuan Thanh

Chairman of the Board

Joint-stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank)

Mr. Oliver Hoffmann

Managing Director, Head of Asia

Erste Group Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch

Advisory Council

Advisory Council is composed of the former chairmen and eminent persons in banking and finance as selected by the Board who are willing and able to give time for the purposes of the Council.

The Advisory Council gives advice to the officers and to the Board to ensure continuity and stability of policies and activities that would redound to the benefit and improvement of the Association and which would achieve its objectives and purposes. It may initiate such advice or render it in response to the request of the Chairman, the Board and the General Meetings.

  • The current members of the Advisory Council are the following:

Mr. Dong-Soo Choi

Former Advisor to the CEO

Shinhan Bank

Dr. Amnuay Viravan

Former Chairman, Exec. Board, Bangkok Bank PCL

Chairman, Saha-Union Public Co., Ltd.

Dr. Mochtar Riady

Chairman, Lippo Group

c/o Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology

Dr. David K. P. Li

Chairman & Chief Executive

The Bank of East Asia, Ltd.

Hon. Peter B. Favila

Consultant | Former President

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas | PNB

YBhg Senator Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz

Past President & CEO | Chairman

Malayan Banking Berhad | Themed attractions and Sdn Bhd

Dr. Yung-San Lee

Former Chairman

International Commercial Bank of China | Chang Hwa Commercial Bank, Ltd.

Ms. Susan S. Chang

Advisor | Former Chairperson

he Bankers Association of the Republic of China | Bank of Taiwan

Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah

Former Managing Director & CEO | Chief Executive Officer

Hatton National Bank | National Development Bank.

Mr. Lorenzo V. Tan

Former President & CEO

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Mr. McKinney Y. T. Tsai

Former Chairman of the Board

Mega International Commercial Bank


The Secretariat’s daily operations and planning are led by the Secretary-Treasurer, the Deputy Secretary and a staff  in charge of preparing meetings and conferences, conceiving policy positions, organizing training programs, among many other tasks, as well as maintaining communication with banks in the Asia Pacific regions.


Mr. Ernest Lin


The Asian Bankers Association

Mr. Amador Honrado

Deputy Secretary

The Asian Bankers Association