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Mr. Alejandro T. REYES

 

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Visiting Associate Professor since 2007. He serves as a Senior Advisor to the US-Asia Institute in Washington, DC. He has been an editorial consultant to the World Economic Forum in Geneva since 1997. In 2009 and 2010, Al co-managed the G20 Business Summit (B20) process, working with the G20 Chair and McKinsey & Co. to produce the international business community's working group reports and policy recommendations to the G20 leaders at their summits in South Korea and France. In 2008, he was the Program Manager for Asia at the Clinton Global Initiative. From 2006-7, Al was a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, a think tank in Washington, DC. In 2005-6, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in New York, and in the year before was a Visiting Scholar at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, OH, in the U.S. In 2002, he was a Senior Policy Adviser to the Canadian Foreign Minister on G8 issues and foreign policy development, and was a member of the Canadian delegation to the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting. From 1988 to 2001, Al worked as a journalist at Asiaweek, part of the Time Warner group, where he was the magazine's Southeast Asian Business Correspondent, Singapore and Hong Kong Bureau Chief, Senior Correspondent for Regional Affairs, and Editor-at-Large. Al has written for various publications including The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Al Jazeera as a commentator on Asian affairs. He has authored two books, including an investment guide to Asian markets and a monograph on the history of a Catholic mission in Manila at that the end of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in 1945. He edited the World Economic Forum's 40th anniversary history, which was published in 2010, and a book on the SARS virus outbreak and another on banking in Asia that was written by McKinsey & Co. consultants, both published in 2003. Born in the Philippines, Al was educated at Harvard University and Oxford University. In 2000, Queens University of Charlotte, NC, awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters for achievement in journalism and his support of international cultural exchange and education.