The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) and SRW&Co signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to reinforce their strategic partnership which was made in 2016. ASEAN-BAC was represented by Anangga W Roosdiono, ASEAN-BAC Indonesia Chair on behalf of Jose Ma A Concepcion III, ASEAN-BAC Chair, while SRW&Co was represented by its Chairman Daniel Wong.
Following the success of the strategic partnership made in 2016, where 3 ASEAN Business Award (ABA) winners attended the ASEAN Global Leadership Program (AGLP) in UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and with the very positive feedback from the 3 awardees, SRW&Co will offer the 2018 AGLP scholarship for selected ABA awardees to attend the AGLP in a global business school in 2018.
The AGLP is a custom designed 5-day program focusing on the 4 key themes of globalization, entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. The program is well attended by top executives from both the corporate and public sectors in the South East Asia region.
The AGLP provides a learning platform for the participants to address the challenges and opportunities in the AEC context, while promoting business networking for the participants from the South East Asia countries. The first AGLP was launched in 2009 in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in UK, followed by the Cheung Kong Graduate of Business in China, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in USA, and the London Business School in UK.
To date, the AGLP Alumni comprise some 300 top executives at the C-suite and Board level in the corporate sector, including policy makers and regulators from the public sector.
Since its establishment by the ASEAN Leaders in 2003, ASEAN-BAC has been active in promoting public private sector partnership and consultation to assist the integration of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2017. In its efforts to bridge ASEAN Governments with its private sectors, the Council launched ABA in 2007 to give recognition to enterprises that have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy.
ABA was conceived to be the first of its kind in the region, with the dual objectives of recognising outstanding ASEAN enterprises, and to serve as a platform to spread information concerning the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). In addition, ABA also brings to the spotlight promising ASEAN small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have the potential of becoming global economic players.