Asia Scotland Institute adds two Trustees to its Board

Asia Scotland Institute adds two Trustees to its Board

Roddy Gow, Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, announced the election of two new Trustees to the Board of the Institute, Dr Susan Carpenter and Mr Adam Purvis. Susan Carpenter is a distinguished author and expert on Japan and its Economic History, having lived in Japan and worked within major Japanese corporations. A lecturer at the University of Edinburgh she is active in Asian affairs. She was the Director of the MSc programme in International Business and Emerging Markets and subsequently founded and was CEO of International Markets Analysts.

Adam Purvis is the Founder of Power of Youth, an Edinburgh-based enterprise started in 2011 and operating in over nineteen countries. He is also a Partner with Future X Innovation and an Advisory Board member of StartUp Europe. He is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University.

Commenting on these additions, Roddy Gow said “Susan Carpenter and Adam Purvis add considerable strength to the Board bringing their academic and entrepreneurial experience. They join Elizabeth Linder, formerly with Facebook and now Founder of the Conversational Century, Stewart Langdon, Partner at Leapfrog Investments and Douglas Brotherston, Principal of DBFM. Together they will provide the advice and direction to carry the Asia Scotland Institute through its fifth anniversary and beyond”.

The Asia Scotland Institute is a non-profit organisation which exists to promote a greater understanding of Asia through the sharing of knowledge. Its mission is to educate and inspire, especially Tomorrow’s Leaders, to enable its followers to engage more effectively with pan-Asia.

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