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Cass professor joins new task force to promote leadership in Asia


Future Leaders in Asia Group aims to bring young professionals together.

A new initiative designed to create and connect leaders in Asian business and policy has invited Cass's Professor Chris Rowley to join its senior advisory panel.

FLAG (Future Leaders in Asia Group) is a project that aims to bring like-minded young professionals together through networking events and a series of interactive workshops addressing key aspects of leadership in Asia. In doing so, FLAG aims to strengthen relationships and mutual understanding between the peoples of Asia.

Professor Rowley has been invited to speak at FLAG's opening event, to take place later this year, and will be involved in developing workshops, promoting FLAG and events within Asia and overseeing the activities of the committee in a senior advisory role.

FLAG's committee is made up of six members, all of whom are actively involved in Asian business and policy circles. The committee's activities are supervised by a senior panel, which currently consists of Professor Rowley, Sir David John KCMG, Chairman of the Council for the Royal Society of Asian Affairs, Dato' Neville Green OBE, Chairman of the British Malaysian Society and Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Bankers, and Ruth Yeoh Pei Cheen, Director of Investments at YTL Corporation Berhad and fellow of the Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders initiative.

Professor Rowley is the Director of the Centre for Research in Asian Management at Cass and has had numerous books published on management in Asia. He is also the co-editor of the leading journal in the area, Asian Pacific Business Review, which has recently been added to the prestigious Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

FLAG is being launched in London, due to the high number of Asian business students and professionals living in the city, but intends to establish additional interconnected branches in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.

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