13 Jul 2023

SBAI Appoints a New Chair to its APAC Committee

The SBAI today announced that Richard Johnston, Partner at Albourne Partners, has been appointed as the new Chair of the SBAI APAC Committee. Richard will lead the SBAI’s activities and initiatives in the APAC region.

Richard Johnston said, “I have been involved as a member of the SBAI APAC Committee since its formation in 2016. Following our progress building our Hong Kong and Singapore-based stakeholder communities, I am excited to spearhead our efforts in Japan, South Korea and Oceania.”

Richard Johnston succeeds Ted Lee as Chair of the APAC Committee.

The SBAI APAC Committee is equally split across asset owners and managers, exemplifying their commitment to neutrality.

Mario Therrien, Chair of the SBAI Board of Trustees, commented, “I am looking forward to working with Richard as we continue building on our progress in the region. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Ted Lee for his leadership in galvanising our endeavours in the region in the last several years. His contribution was instrumental in putting the SBAI where it is today in the APAC region.“

The SBAI also has expanded its APAC team by adding Annie Yang as APAC Co-Head to work alongside Tina Hu who has been involved with the SBAI since 2021.

The SBAI is an active alliance of over 150 alternative asset managers and over 100 institutional investors dedicated to advancing responsible practice, partnership and knowledge. It advocates for an effective alternative investment ecosystem through robust standards and the exchange of ideas.

For more information on the SBAI or to join the SBAI community, please contact [email protected] or visit the website www.sbai.org.