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Pacific Forum

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees and directs the business and affairs of Pacific Forum. A list of current members can be found below.

Chairman

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James A. Kelly

PRESIDENT EMERITUS, PACIFIC FORUM; FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS (HONOLULU)

Vice-Chairwoman

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Brenda Lei Foster

FORMER PRESIDENT, AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SHANGHAI (HOUSTON, TX)

Members

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Steven Xavier Chan

GLOBAL HEAD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY, PRUDENTIAL PLC (SINGAPORE)

Ralph A. Cossa

PRESIDENT EMERITUS AND WSD-HANDA CHAIR IN PEACE STUDIES, PACIFIC FORUM (HONOLULU)

Robert P. Girrier

REAR ADMIRAL, USN (RET.); PRESIDENT EMERITUS, PACIFIC FORUM (MARYLAND)

Warren K. K. Luke

CHAIRMAN & CEO, HAWAII NATIONAL BANK (HONOLULU)

Lauren Kahea Moriarty

PRINCIPAL, ALOHA VISIONS; FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC) (HONOLULU)

David L. Mulliken

PARTNER AND OF COUNSEL (RETIRED), LATHAM & WATKINS LLP; MEMBER, US SUPREME COURT BAR; INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATOR (HONOLULU)

Torkel Patterson

VICE CHAIRMAN, INTERNATIONAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION; DIRECTOR, CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY (TOKYO)

Jean E. Rolles

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER; VICE PRESIDENT (RETIRED), COMMUNITY RELATIONS, OUTRIGGER ENTERPRISES, INC. (HONOLULU)

Charles B. Salmon, Jr.

ADJUNCT SENIOR FELLOW, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, EAST-WEST CENTER; FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO LAOS (HONOLULU)

David Santoro

PRESIDENT, PACIFIC FORUM (HONOLULU)

Eric Sayers

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BEACON GLOBAL STRATEGIES (WASHINGTON, DC)

Gerald Sumida

PARTNER, CARLSMITH BALL LLP (HONOLULU)

Barbara Tanabe

PARTNER, HO’AKEA COMMUNICATIONS (HONOLULU)

International Advisory Board

Co-Chairmen

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Richard L. Armitage

President, Armitage International; former US Deputy Secretary of State (Washington, DC)

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Boston, MA)

Members

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Mary G. F. Bitterman

President, The Bernard Osher Foundation; former President, James Irvine Foundation (Honolulu and San Francisco)

Brunhilde K. “Bruni” Bradley

Commander, USN (Ret.); Board Vice-Chairman, Military Child Education Coalition; Board Member, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders Hawaii (Honolulu)

Karl W. Eikenberry

LTG, USA (Ret.); Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University; former US Ambassador to Afghanistan (Stanford, CA)

Haruhisa Handa

Chairman, Worldwide Support for Development (Tokyo)

Spencer Kim

Chairman, CBOL Corporation; former Chairman, Pioneer Aluminum (Chatsworth, CA)

Karen Knudsen

Senior Adjunct Fellow, East-West Center (Honolulu)

Charles D. Lake, II

President, Aflac International Inc.; Chairman and Representative in Japan, Aflac Japan (Tokyo)

Hon Sir Jim McLay, KNZM QSO

former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and New Zealand’s Consul General in Honolulu (Honolulu)

Yoshihiko Miyauchi

Chairman and CEO, ORIX Corporation (Tokyo)

R.T. Peng

President, Taiwan Transportation Machinery Corp. (Taipei)

Rex C.A. Reyes

Chairman and CEO, Galaxy Group (Manila)

James J. Shinn

former Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (Princeton, NJ)

Kazuyoshi Umemoto

President, Japan Foundation (Tokyo)

Sarasin Viraphol

Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group; former Thai Ambassador to the Philippines; former Director-General, Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangkok)

Jusuf Wanandi

Chairman, Supervisory Board, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta)

In Memoriam