- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research


NBR’s operations are governed by the Board of Directors, a nationally prominent group of leaders with long-term interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The Counselor is NBR's most senior advisory position, counseling the Board of Directors and President and providing guidance to NBR programs. NBR’s research agenda is developed in consultation with the Board of Advisors, which consists of experts from research centers, universities, and corporations.

Board of Directors Counselors Board of Advisors

Mark Jones

Managing Director and Head
Wells Fargo Securities Asia Pacific

Mark Jones is a managing director and the head of Wells Fargo Securities Asia Pacific. He is responsible for overseeing all investment banking and capital markets activities, including advisory services and sales and trading, for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Mark also serves on the Boards of Wells Fargo Securities Japan and Wells Fargo Securities Asia Ltd.

Mark joined Wells Fargo in July 2013. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mark served at UBS as the head of sales for its Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies group (FICC) in the Asia Pacific region. His client coverage has included hedge funds, asset managers, banks, sovereign wealth funds, and national pension schemes throughout the APAC region. Before that, Mark held a number of executive positions with UBS, including head of FICC Sales in Europe, managing director and head of European Structured Product Sales, and head of Solution Sales for the United Kingdom. Prior to UBS, Mark served at Barclays Capital, where he covered U.K. financial Institutions on asset-backed and credit products.

Mark holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and graduated from the Global Markets graduate training program at Deutsche Bank in 1998. He also holds a Fin Tech diploma from MIT and is a member of UK Mensa.

Mark, a keen tennis player, lives in Hong Kong but still keeps his membership at the Queens club in London where he plays whenever he can. He’s also heavily involved in Room to Read, a literacy charity for poor communities in APAC.

Charles W. Brady Board Room

Board of Directors


Charles W. Brady
Chairman Emeritus
Invesco, Ltd

Chairman Emeritus

George F. Russell, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Russell Investments

Vice Chairman and Treasurer

John V. Rindlaub
President, Asia Pacific
Wells Fargo & Company

Vice Chairman

George Davidson
Vice Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions,

Board of Directors

Thomas W. Albrecht
Sidley Austin LLP

Admiral Dennis C. Blair
U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Lawrence W. Clarkson
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company (Ret.)

Norman D. Dicks
Senior Policy Advisor
Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Richard J. Ellings
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Thomas E. Fisher
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Unocal Corporation (Ret.)

Mark Jones
Managing Director, Head of Wells Fargo Securities Asia Pacific
Wells Fargo Securities Asia Limited
Wells Fargo & Company

Joachim Kempin
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation (Ret.)

Clark S. Kinlin
Honorary Member of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer, Corning Cable Systems
Corning Incorporated

Ryo Kubota
Chairman, President, and CEO
Acucela Inc.

Quentin W. Kuhrau
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Maria Livanos Cattaui
Former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce

Regina Mayor
Principal, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources

Melody Meyer
Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Joseph M. (Joe) Naylor
Vice President of Policy, Government and Public Affairs
Chevron Corporation

C. Michael Petters
President and Chief Executive Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)

Kenneth B. Pyle
Professor; Founding President
University of Washington; The National Bureau of Asian Research

Jonathan Roberts
Founder & Partner
Ignition Partners

Tom Robertson
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Matt Salmon
Vice President of Government Affairs
Arizona State University

Gordon M. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Exact Staff, Inc.

Scott Stoll
Ernst & Young LLP

David K.Y. Tang
Managing Partner, Asia
K&L Gates LLP


Please visit the page Remembering Herbert J. Ellison (October 3, 1929–October 9, 2012) to learn about longtime former board member Herbert J. Ellison, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, who played an instrumental role in the founding of NBR in 1989.

Please visit the page In Honor of General John M. Shalikashvili (June 27, 1936–July 23, 2011) to learn about longtime former board member John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Retired).