Tampa, Florida, USA—AACSB International (AACSB) announced today the appointment of Annie Lo, as its new senior vice president and chief officer of Asia Pacific. Lo, who currently serves as the director of Global Investment Performance Standards at the CFA Institute, will assume her role in July 2016.
As senior vice president and chief officer, Lo will guide the association’s efforts across the Asia Pacific region, and will direct the AACSB headquarters based out of Singapore. Lo will succeed Eileen Peacock, who will be retiring after seven years of service. As AACSB’s first chief officer of the Asia Pacific, Peacock founded the organization’s Singapore headquarters in 2009. Since, AACSB has seen interest in its membership network grow by 130 percent, and interest in its quality assurance programs grow by more than 228 percent.
Building upon this foundation, and her expertise in leading global teams within the financial services and not-for-profit industries, Lo will focus on strengthening regional relationships, while advocating the value of business education across the greater Asia Pacific business education ecosystem.
“Recognizing our framework of informed, peer-centered support, many Asia Pacific institutions have turned to AACSB to better foster engagement, accelerate innovation across their programs and services, and amplify the impact of their business school,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB.
“We are pleased that Annie is joining AACSB to lead our Singapore team,” continued Robinson. “Her extensive knowledge in setting performance standards, as well as working with volunteers will further enhance our already strong portfolio of services for business schools, and ultimately business, across the Asia Pacific.”
"I am delighted to be joining AACSB at such an inspiring time in the business education industry,” said Lo. “I look forward to collaborating with the Asia Pacific team, extended staff, and the greater AACSB Network. Together we can build on an already impressive level of reach and expertise, while continuing to grow and enhance the standards for quality business education worldwide.”
Prior to joining CFA Institute, Lo was senior manager for Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. in San Francisco, where she led the firm's initiative to become GIPS compliant and verified. She was previously an institutional product manager and proposal specialist with Franklin Templeton Portfolio Advisors in San Mateo, USA, an associate with Goldman Sachs in Tokyo, Japan, and a client service officer with Merrill Lynch International Private Client in San Francisco, USA.
Lo holds an MBA from HEC School of Management, Jouy‐en‐Josas, France and a BA from University of California, Berkeley, USA. She also holds certifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®), as well as her Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM®).