Asian Investment Conference 2022
Founding Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association
Jamie Allen is the Founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), an independent membership association carrying out original research, advocacy and education on corporate governance in Asia since 1999. A published author, he has more than 30 years of experience writing about Asian business, finance, and economics.
Prior to establishing ACGA, Mr. Allen was a consultant providing customized research to multinational companies. He was Editor of Business Asia for The Economist Intelligence Unit from 1992 to 1995 and a contributor to The Economist from 1994 to 1996. He is one of the main authors of two ACGA reports, Awakening Governance: The evolution of corporate governance in China (2018) and CG Watch 2020 – Future Promise (2021).
Mr. Allen has served extensively in the public service and his past roles include being a member of the Public Shareholders’ Group, formed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, sitting on the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and serving on the Operations Oversight Committee of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong.
In 2017, he received an International Corporate Governance Network Lifetime Achievement Award and a Regional CG Recognition Award from the Minority Shareholders Watch Group of Malaysia.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chinese language from the Australian National University, Canberra.