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Dr. Amnuay Viravan


Dr. Amnuay Viravan was actively involved in public affairs of Thailand until his resignation from the Cabinet and retirement from politics in June 1997. From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Amnuay was appointed to three different Cabinet positions, namely, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Finance Minister. He was also leader of the Nam Thai Political Party from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Amnuay started his career in government in 1958 and rose to the ranks of department heads or higher, including the posts of Secretary General of the Board of Investment, Director General of Customs and Permanent Secretary for Finance. Upon his retirement from the civil services in 1997 when he was 45, Dr. Amnuay joined a number of business organizations first as Chairman of Saha-Union Corporation, a diversified industrial group, and later as Executive Chairman of Bangkok Bank Ltd. Dr. Amnuay currently takes the positions as Chairman of Saha-Union Public Co., Ltd., Chairman of Asia Cement Public Co. Ltd, and Chairman of Bangkok Grand Pacific Lease PLC.


Dr. Mochtar Riady


Dr. Mochtar Riady is Chairman of PT LippoBank Tbk in Indonesia and concurrently Chairman of Lippo Group in Hong Kong. Lippo is a multinational group of companies spanning the Pacific Basin with interests in commercial banking, investment banking, insurance, urban development, information technology, and a variety of industrial activities. Dr. Riady is also Chairman or Member of the Board of various educational institutions, including the University of California USA and the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Arkansas USA, as well as professional associations, such as the Indonesian Banking Federation. Dr. Riady graduated from the Southeast University in Nanking, China, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Golden Gate University in San Francisco, USA.


Dr. David K. P. Li


Dr. David K. P. Li is Chairman and Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Ltd., which was established in Hong Kong in 1918. He is member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Banking Advisory Committee. and Hong Kong Association of Banks, and Chairman of the Chinese Banksˇ¦ Association. Dr Li was Member of The Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a Hong Kong Affairs Adviser to the Peopleˇ¦s Republic of China, and Vice-Chairman of the Basic Law Drafting Committee which laid the groundwork for the laws of Hong Kong after June 30, 1997 when sovereignty over Hong Kong reverted from Britain to China. Dr. serves on the international advisory boards of several organizations, holds directorships in a number of prestigious companies, and is chairman or member of high-level committees or Boards of various associations. Dr. Li is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and of the Australian Society if Certified Practising Accountants.


Hon. Peter B. Favila


Mr. Peter B. Favila was Chairman of the ABA from 1996 to 1998. He was then President of the state-owned Philippine National Bank (PNB). At that time, he was one of the youngest bank presidents in the country. Before joining the PNB in June 1995, Mr. Favila was president of Security Bank Corp. Prior to that, he was director of treasury of Exchange Capital Corp., an affiliate of Jardine Fleming of Hong Kong. From 1974 to 1980, he was senior vice president of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. In 1967, he was a foreign clerk and money market trader at Citibank N.A. His first job was messenger, clearing clerk and bookkeeper at the now defunct Merchants Banking Corp. Mr. Favila graduated with a banking and finance degree from the University of Sto. Tomas. He also took the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School of Finance.After his term as ABA Chairman ended, Mr. Favila became President of Allied Banking, and later President of the Philippine Stock Exchange. He is currently the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry.

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