Ms. Barbara Meynet is a board member of the Asia Global Institute. Ms. Meynert has executive expertise across a broad range of sectors. She has enjoyed an international career in merchant banking, commercial and regulatory institutions, as well as board directorships in the corporate and non-profit sectors in Asia and Europe. She has served such global organizations as the World Economic Forum and the International Chamber of Commerce.
She is a director of the Thailand-Hong Kong Business Council, Chair of the UN ESCAP Task Force on Digital Economy, and Adjunct Professor at The University of Hong Kong. Barbara Meynert is Senior Advisor to the Fung Group and has been a long-time director and advisor to the Li and Fung Group and a number of their subsidiary companies. She played a crucial role as a director and advisor in the establishment of both the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Before that, she served in executive roles in the international merchant banking industry. She was Managing Director of Barclays Investment Bank BZW in Hong Kong and Asia following her position as Chief Executive of Kredietbank Luxembourg's Asia-Pacific operations. Barbara Meynert holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Hong Kong. She is based in Hong Kong and Bangkok and takes an active interest in Asean affairs, global issues, health and ageing, and digital technologies.