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3rd Round-table Dialogue Virtual Meeting of 2020


  • Chairman’s opening welcome remarks
  • CEO brief
  • APEC Secretariat Executive Director Update
  • Regional observations shared by BoD’s & Members
  • Any action items
  • Closing remarks

Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria (Executive Director @APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Council)

Tan Sri Datuk Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria is the executive director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, which serves as advisory body, implementation arm and custodian of institutional memory for the 21 member economies that make up the APEC forum. As Secretary-General of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Investment from December 2010 to July 2016, she oversaw the formulation of Malaysia’s international trade policies and positions. She often took the lead in their implementation as chief negotiator for bilateral and regional free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Dr Sta Maria chaired the body that drafted the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Blueprint as well as the ASEAN Economic Community 2025 Blueprint.

Rebecca is the first woman executive director of the APEC Secretariat.

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