Dr Michael Yeoh

Dr Michael Yeoh

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is a public intellectual, social entrepreneur and thought leader with over 30 years of boardroom, corporate management and international experience. He is currently President of the International Strategy Institute (ISI) and the Economic Club of Kuala Lumpur. He is also Chairman of the Malaysian Infocomm Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Kingsley Leadership Academy and Executive Vice Chairman of the Kingsley Advisory & Strategic Initiatives (KASI Institute). He was co-founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (better known as ASLI), and the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) globally ranked as one of the top Think Tanks in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Yeoh had served on the boards of public-listed companies involved in property development, food manufacturing, banking and financial services, education and healthcare.

His international and regional experience included been a Member of the 10-member ASEAN High Level
Task Force on Connectivity as well as been Chairman of the ASEAN Leadership Forum, the World Chinese
Investment and Economic Forum and Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum. He has
spoken at the World Economic Forum and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors and Member of the
International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London. With a strong interest in Human Rights and
Competition Policy, he was a former Commissioner in Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission and
Competition Commission and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Anti-Corruption Commission.
He is also Deputy President of the Association for Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM) and Secretary
General of the Malaysia’s Japan Economic Association (MAJECA).

Graduated in Economics from Australia’s Monash University, he has attended the Aresty Institute at Wharton
School and received the Doctorate of Laws (h.c) from the University of Nottingham, U.K.