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Asia Business Council Announces New Leadership Team

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HONG KONG, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Asia Business 搜狐财经Council announced key leadership changes at its Spring Forum held in Hong Kong March 15-17.

Infosys Technologies Ltd. Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy assumes the chairmanship of the organization with immediate effect. Murthy is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys, one of India's leading technology companies. Murthy, who had been Vice Chairman of the Council, replaces Stan Shih, the former chairman and CEO of Acer who is now group chairman of iD Softcapital. Shih remains as a Council member.

China Merchants Group Ltd Chairman Qin Xiao replaces Murthy as Vice Chairman. China Merchants is a leading Chinese conglomerate, whose core interests include banking, ports and real estate.

Outgoing Chairman Stan Shih said of the new leadership "Narayana Murthy and Qin Xiao represent the highest caliber of leadership from India and China and reflect the best of Asian business."

Mark Clifford joins the Council as Executive Director. Clifford, who is currently Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, will assume the position in May. "I am delighted to be joining the Council and building on the solid foundation that Ruth Shapiro has laid since the organization was founded five years ago. The Council'AAAAtraordinary membership and itAAAApanding base of research give it a unique opportunity to help set the agenda for Asia. I look forward to working with Council members to realize this potential."

Dr Ruth Shapiro, Founding Executive Director, has relocated with her family to London. She will remain as an advisor to the Council.

"I am pleased to be taking over at the Council at this time and am confident that the new team will help us take leadership on important business issues affecting Asia," said Murthy. I would also like to welcome Mark to his new position and I am confident that with his help, we will be able to take the Council to the next level."

The Council conducts research and holds members-only forums on subjects including corporate social responsibility, intellectual property rights, education and human resources. Energy efficiency is a current key research area. The Council's report on energy efficiency will be released publicly later this year.

Each Council Forum focuses on a key issue or area of concern for Council members. During the Spring Forum, special attention was devoted to 'bottom-of-the-pyramid' business models as a growing and important business trend in the region. Several Council members shared their experiences with creating exciting new programs in this area. Pre-eminent scholar Professor C. K. Prahalad who coined the "bottom of the pyramid" term and is a pioneer in this field also addressed the group.

Outgoing Executive Director Ruth Shapiro said of the Forum, "Our members have a particular interest in finding win-win strategies that promote societal well-being as well as corporate profitability. It has been a great honor for me to work with such a committed group of business leaders."

About the Asia Business Council

The Asia Business Council is a not-for-profit group of CEO-level leaders with operations in Asia. Its members share a deep interest in the continued economic development and competitiveness of the region and are committed to the short, medium and long-term viability of Asia as an influential player within the global marketplace.

For more information, visit the Asia Business Council website at www.asiabusinesscouncil.org

Contact:

Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Executive Director

Asia Business Council

Phone: +852-2899-2782

Email: ruths@asiabusinesscouncil.org

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