International Advisory Council‚Äč

The International Advisory Council are a collection of distinguished international business members and leaders who bring unique knowledge and outreach. Members of the Council offer invaluable advice, guidance and support to the Institute on our goals and activities.

The Asia Scotland Institute gives members the ability and opportunity to mix with leaders from across the region, to network with them and learn from them in uniquely small groups.

Mark Tennant

Former Chairman of SFE and a Senior Advisor to JP Morgan, Edinburgh and London

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea

Chairman, Cobra Beer, London

Lord Desai of St Clement Danes

Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics, London

Lady Olga Maitland

President, The Defence and Security Forum, London

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT, GCMG, PC

Chairman of Governors, Ditchley Foundation

Alan Rosling CBE

Co-Founder Kiran Energy and former Executive Director of Tata Sons

Amir Dossal

Founder and Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum, New York

April Gow

Partner, Canongate Partners Ltd

Baroness Mobarik CBE

Founder and Convener of the Scotland Pakistan Network, Glasgow

Ben Thomson

Chairman of Inverleith LLP

Brigadier David Allfrey MBE

Former Chief Executive and Producer, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh

Dame Sue Bruce DBE

Former Chief Executive, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh

David Birrell

Former Director, Asia Scotland Institute

Doug Cook OBE

Former Director, Asia Scotland Institute

Dr. Chris Nonis

Chairman, Mackwoods Group of Companies

Dr. Eamonn Butler

Director and Co-Founder, Adam Smith Institute, London

Dr. Gerald Ross

Former Dean McGill Business School, Montreal

Gordon Dewar

Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport

Govinda Finn


Haruko Fukuda OBE

Non-executive Director, Investec PLC, London

Malcolm Roughead OBE

Chief Executive, VisitScotland, Edinburgh

Marco Vicenzino

Director, Global Strategy Project and Geo-political Risk Advisor, Washington DC

Martin Barrow CBE

Former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and a Company Director of Jardine Matheson Limited

Mark Tennant

Former Chairman of SFE and a Senior Advisor to JP Morgan, Edinburgh and London

Narayana Murthy

Co-Founder, Infosys

Owen Kelly OBE

Former Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise, Edinburgh

Paul Little

Principal and Chief Executive, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow

Peter Budd CBE

Director, Arup and Partners Ltd, and Deputy Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council

Dr. Poonam Gupta OBE

CEO, PG Paper Company Ltd.

Professor Steve Hillier OBE

Former Vice Principal International, University of Edinburgh

Professor Ian Gow OBE

Former Director, Confucious Institute; Chairman, Japan Soc; Honorary Professor, The University of Edinburgh

Rana Mitter OBE FBA

British historian and political scientist

Sandy Flockhart CBE

Former CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Shonaig Macpherson CBE

Chairman, The Robertson Trust

Stuart Leckie OBE

Chairman, Stirling Finance Limited, Hong Kong

Subramanian Ramadorai CBE

Former CEO of TCS & Adviser to the Prime Minister of India

Sunita Kohli

President, K2India, India

Vikram Singh Mehta

Former CEO of Shell India, current Chairman, Brookings India, New Delhi

William Dalrymple

Acclaimed Writer and Historian