What people are saying

Peter Frankopan
“As the world goes through a time of change, it is more important than
ever to look at the big picture. And there’s nowhere better to start than
with Asia Scotland.” – Peter Frankopan

“[Asia Scotland Institute] is a first-class idea, probably long overdue, and I am very much hoping it prospers and thrives long into the future” – Roy Leckie, Walter Scott & Partners


“Asia Scotland Institute is doing a first-class job reminding us of the growing economic and political importance of Asia-Pacific and providing a vital and enriching contribution to Scottish life” – Bill Jamieson, former Executive Editor, The Scotsman


“I see the Asia Scotland Institute being able to stimulate thought leadership, whether that is helping expose Scottish companies to outstanding speakers or helping to develop a groundswell awareness of the issues and opportunities” – Julian Taylor, Director Strategy & Economics & Head of Asia, Scottish Enterprise


“I think it’s important for students as well as business people here in Scotland to have a greater level of awareness… and hopefully benefit from what’s happening on the other side of the world. So I think there are some quick wins…. the longer term potential is huge” – Dr Gerard Lyons, British economist


“It’s going to be of interest to everybody, I’ve seen it firsthand, and I would challenge anybody not to be interested in it. Among young people in Asia there is a lot of empathy, and they have similar aspirations to here, but perhaps have the growth market in which to realise those dreams in a way that is more difficult in more mature markets like Europe. I’m pleased and proud to have lived and worked in Asia and would encourage anyone to do the same.” – Adam Keswick, Director, Jardine Matheson