AEMI Review Committees are appointed on a needs basis, to review AEMI Working Papers, and to advise on the technical aspects of the AEMI work. These typically include prominent energy experts and practitioners from ASEAN and beyond.
An AEMI Advisory Committee oversees the work of the AEMI Initiative, monitors its progress, and provides guidance on its implementation. In 2015-2016, the members of the AEMI Advisory Committee were:
Dr. Chayodom Sabhasri, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Chayodom Sabhasri has been the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, since April 2012. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MSc, in Economics from the London School of Economics, and B.Econ from Chulalongkorn University. He has authored more than 70 books and academic papers. At the beginning of his career, his academic works concentrated on international finance. Recently, most of his projects have been on economic integration, especially the issue of free trade areas. He is an advisor to the General Director of the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce. Recently, he was appointed as a member of the Performance Appraisal Committee for State-Owned Enterprises, Ministry of Finance.
Dr. Charit Tingsabadh, Director, Center for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Charit Tingsabadh graduated with a B.A. Economics from Cambridge University, M. Social Sciences from Birmingham University, UK and a PhD in Development Planning from UCL London University, UK. As a former Director of the Centre for Ecological Economics, he is interested in economics of the environment as well as social and environmental research, including climate change, forestry development and urban environmental management. As Director of CES, in addition to European studies and theoretical aspects of regional integration and how they may apply in other contexts (e.g., the ASEAN region), he is now developing co-operation with Centres for EU Studies in Thailand and abroad through joint activities such as exchanges of information, research and scholarly exchanges.
Dr. Indra Overland, Senior Researcher, Head, Energy Programme, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
Professor Indra Overland is Head of the Energy Programme at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. He earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has since published extensively on energy issues. He was awarded the Toby Jackman Prize, the Marcel Cadieux Prize and the Stuland Prize, and co-authored the most frequently cited article published by the Journal of Eurasian Studies. During his studies he specialised in South-East Asia, and he later worked as a long-term political observer in Cambodia and carried out research in Myanmar. In addition to his position at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, he is Professor II at the University of Nordland and is involved in forecasting political risks related to global oil supply at prixindex.net.
Dr. Nawal Kamel, Director, AEMI Initiative, ASEAN Studies Center, and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Nawal Kamel is the Director of the AEMI Initiative, at the ASEAN Studies Center, and a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Until 2012, she was a Director at the World Bank, in Washington, D.C., a position she had held since 1994. During her career, Nawal has also served at the Deputy Ministerial level in the Department of Natural Resources, Canada, working closely with the Minister to advise on decisions regarding his portfolio of energy, mining and forestry. She was the Canadian lead for a joint Canada-US Task Force on electricity distribution in North America, co-chaired by the Ministers of Energy from both the United States and Canada. The success of this Task Force earned her the 2005 Key Women in Energy-Global award from the Energy Marketers Association in the United States. She also spent two years at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (UK), an academic organization dedicated to research in energy and to fostering a dialogue between energy producing and consuming countries, and private sector entities. Finally, as part of her contribution to her country of origin, Nawal was also the founding Executive Director of the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, the first family Foundation dedicated to social development in Egypt. She holds a Doctorate in Mathematics from the Sorbonne (Paris) and a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University (UK).
Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed, Principal Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed has 35 years in the field of energy and resources, starting his career as a mineral and oil exploration geologist before moving into the field of energy and resource governance. Until 2010 he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. His main research interest is the political economy of energy and resource governance, at national, regional and global scales. China has been a principal geographic focus of his research for 25 years. His current research activities include China’s energy transition, the governance of unconventional gas exploitation, energy market integration in Southeast Asia, and the governance of the global energy and resources. Recent books include China, Oil and Global Politics (Routledge, 2011) with Roland Dannreuther, The Governance of Energy in China: Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), and Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals (Routledge, 2015) with five co-authors.
Dr. Suthiphand Chirathivat, Executive Director, ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University
Prof. Suthiphand Chirathivat is Chairman, Chula Global Network, and Executive Director, ASEAN Studies Center and teaches economics at Chulalongkorn University. Until recently, he was Dean, Faculty of Economics, Chairman of the Ph.D. Programme in Economics, Chairman of the Economics Research Center and the Center for International Economics at Chulalongkorn University. Prof. Suthiphand Chirathivat was previously an Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, and Ministry of Transport and Communications, and was thus included on the Economic Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Thai Parliament. He represented Thailand at the East Asia Expert Study Group (ASEAN+3) until 2009, and the Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia (ASEAN+6) until 2010. He was recently on the Advisory Committee for the ASEAN 2030 project, run by the Asian Development Bank Institute and other research projects supported by the ASEAN Secretariat.
His academic interests involve the issues related to international trade, investment, finance, regional integration and development, and new arising issues in Asia in relation to the global economy and society. His recent publications include: Coping with Uncertainties in Southeast Asia (2014); Economics of Regional Integration (2011: Thai language), Chulalongkorn University Press; Emerging Asia Growth Practices (2009), Chulalongkorn University; EU-ASEAN Facing Economic Globalisation (co-ed.) (2006), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; and Asia’s Monetary Future (co-ed.) (2004), Edwards-Elgar. He has also had numerous articles published in journals and books. He is advisory board member of the Asian Economic Journal, and was editor of the Chulalongkorn Journal of Economics, ASEAN Economic Bulletin and Asian Business and Management.
Prof. Suthiphand Chirathivat holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris I. He also serves as Honorary President of the Association of Former Students in France and Thailand, and as Vice President of Economics Discipline, National Research Council of Thailand.
Dr. Thierry Lefèvre, Director, Centre for Energy-Environment Resources Development (CEERD)
Dr. Thierry Lefèvre is the Director of the Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development – Foundation (CEERD-F), based in Bangkok, Thailand. Between 1991 and 2002, he was the Director of the Center for Energy-Environment Research and Development based at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, which he founded in 1991. CEERD conducts activities and research on energy-environment economics, planning, modelling, policy, markets and technology in the framework of national and international co-operation projects to strengthen the capacity of national Governments in Asia and the Pacific region for energy-environment planning and policy formulation.
Prof. Lefèvre has 42 years of international experience in teaching and research activities in the above fields of expertise. He has been responsible for the management and implementation of a large number of major research and development projects in his field of expertise by national, international and multilateral agencies, and he has published many papers, articles, books and/or parts of books. Prof. Lefèvre received his Masters and PhD degrees from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. He also holds an Electronic and Mechanical Engineering degree from Paris, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. He is currently a member of the “APERC Advisory Board” (Tokyo). He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Research School on Energy Scenarios of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was member of the “IAEA DECADE’s Programme Steering Committee” (Vienna). He is also member of professional societies such as the Siam Society of Thailand, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, the Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science (Caracas, Venezuela) and the International Network of Small Hydro Power (Hangzhou, China).