John Pang is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, where he works on regional strategic and security issues. As a director in a major Southeast Asian banking group, he led policy engagement and founded an independent research institute and a council of regional business leaders. He has served in direct advisory roles with leaders in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Burma. As a consultant, Pang has worked on state owned enterprise reform and special economic zone development and has led political risk advisory work in Southeast Asia. He is a member and former chair of the Global Agenda Council for Southeast Asia of the World Economic Forum.
Prior to working in Southeast Asia, Pang pursued his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy and economics at the London School of Economics. His doctoral work at Stanford University is focused on the philosophy of religion.