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ASEF Announces New Leadership

Published on 11 Jun 2020

ASEF Announces New Leaderhip


Singapore, 11 June 2020

Mr Toru MORIKAWA (Japan) was elected as the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)'s new Executive Director, and Ambassador Leon FABER (Luxembourg) was elected its new Deputy Executive Director, at ASEF's 41st Board of Governors' Meeting (ASEFBoG41) on 11 June 2020. ASEF's leadership alternates between Asia and Europe every four years.

Toru Morikawa


Leon Faber

More details on our official press release.

More details about ASEFBoG41.

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation which brings together the people of Asia and Europe to address common global challenges. Founded in 1997, it is the only permanent institution of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) political dialogue Process and is publicly funded by voluntary contributions from 53 ASEM Partners.

On 11-12 June 2020, ASEF is having its  41st full Board of Governors’ Meeting, held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On 11 June, ASEF’s 53 Governors from Asia and Europe elected Mr Toru MORIKAWA (Japan) as its new Executive Director, and Ambassador Leon FABER (Luxembourg) as its new Deputy Executive Director. 
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