What people are saying

“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 the Asia Scotland Institute.” – Peter Frankopan


Kevin Sneader - Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

“The mission of the Institute is so important and is at the heart of Scotland’s future. Asia is a large and fast-growing part of the global economy and the next generation must stay in touch of developments by following the people who can share unique insights” – Kevin Sneader, McKinsey & Company


“[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


“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


Li Yu - China Specialist HSBC

“The activities of the Asia Scotland Institute support young people understanding the markets in China and Asia. The sharing of insight is very good in helping shape their future career” – Li Yu, HSBC