Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation

Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation

Preserving Asian Pension Plans and Institutional Investor Assets

Connecting Capital Markets

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Ana Sharp

Ana Sharp is Founder and CEO of Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation (APIC).

Her career spans over 30 years in corporate and public affairs, business strategy, and investor relations with special emphasis in Asia's dynamic economies - China, Japan, India, the ASEAN, and the frontier markets.

Prior to founding APIC, Ana was President and CEO of International Finance News Institute from 2010-2013. IFN is a member company of First Eastern Investment Group based in Hong Kong, and an affiliate of International Finance News, a publication under the People’s Daily, China’s People’s Party official media. From 2003-2010 and 2013-2014, she was President - Asia Pacific, at a FTSE 250 media group based in Hong Kong. Previously, Ana was a Director at Asian Venture Capital Journal where she led and produced PE/VC events in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, USA (Silicon Valley), India, and Europe. She began her career in Manila and New York City in various roles at a media and hospitality conglomerate and as a Public Affairs Manager of a global FMCG company where her affinity to public affairs and social investing established its roots.

In cooperation with Asian Central Banks, Ministers of Finance and Economy, Ana spearheaded and produced annual cross-border investment dialogues and issuer-investor summits for China, Japan, India, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Brazil, United Kingdom, and Australia. These high-level stakeholder dialogues were held either in-country or in New York, London, Frankfurt, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

In recent years, due to increasing sovereign collaborative investments in Asian frontier markets, she works closely with policy leaders, asset owners and financial markets regulators in the SAARC economies (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation), specifically Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, and India.

Ana currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two daughters.