Secretariat

The Secretariat handles the day-to-day management of ABLI. This includes attending to all administrative and financial matters pertaining to the functioning of the Institute, as well as convening meetings of the Board of Governors and Founding Partners and reporting to those bodies on a regular basis.

The Secretariat is also responsible for implementing the strategies defined by and decisions taken by the Board of Governors.  In that capacity, it submits project proposals to the Board, identifies project leads and expert, attends to project management and takes all steps necessary to achieve project objectives. Where appropriate, a Member of the Secretariat can also act as project lead.

 

 

Sarah Archer, Deputy Executive Director

Sarah currently acts as ABLI’s deputy executive director, on secondment from the London office of Jones Day where she is a senior associate in the Business Restructuring and Reorganisation Team. Her legal practice focuses on all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency. Her experience includes formal insolvency procedures, out-of-court restructurings, distressed acquisitions, and portfolio sales. She has also advised financial institutions on their options and directors of financially distressed companies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Modern History from the University of Oxford (Worcester College) and a Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction and Legal Practice Course with Distinction from BPP Law School. 

   
 

Prior to Sarah, Mark Fisher acted as the first Deputy Executive Director of ABLI, also on secondment from Jones Day, where he is an associate in the Sydney office.  By training, Mark is a commercial litigator who practices in complex litigation, particularly in relation to securities litigation, white collar crime and cases involving an international law aspect. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) from the University of Sydney. 

   
 

Yeo Tiong Min, Academic Director

Professor Yeo Tiong Min, Yong Pung How Chair Professor of Law at Singapore Management University (SMU) and former Dean of the School of Law at SMU, has been ABLI's Academic Director since July 2017 (prior to that he was ABLI's Academic Consultant).  Professor Yeo is responsible for providing direction and oversight of ABLI’s research projects and establishing high-level stakeholder relationships between ABLI and academic universities and research institutions. 

   
 

Clarisse Girot, Research Fellow

ABLI engaged Clarisse to act as project lead on its project on the legal convergence of data privacy laws in Asia. Clarisse was previously Counsel to the President of the French data privacy regulator, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), and prior to that Clarisse was head of CNIL’s department for European and International Affairs. She has a Masters in Intellectual Property (Hons) from Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law from Oxford (University College) and a PhD from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Clarisse commenced her role on 16 January 2017.

   
 

Kwok Wai Meng, Senior Executive

Wai Meng is responsible for project managing, co-ordinating, implementing and supporting the Deputy Executive Director in accomplishing ABLI’s projects and events.  She has many years of experience (in the banking, hotel, trading and aviation industries) in administrative support and project management, most recently with the Chubb Group of Insurance Company where she supported the senior management of that organisation.  Wai Meng commenced her role with ABLI on 15 August 2016. 

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