- 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

Charles W. Brady

Chairman Emeritus
Invesco, Ltd.

Charles W. Brady has served on NBR's Board of Directors since 1993. Mr. Brady is Chairman Emeritus of the board of Invesco, Ltd., one of the world's largest independent global investment managers. Operating through its primary brands, AIM, Invesco, and Atlantic Trust, the firm is dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security by providing a broad range of high quality investment products with exceptional customer service. Invesco manages $713 billion in assets for individual investors and sophisticated institutions, including governments, corporations, and not-for-profits.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Brady graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management. He attended the Advanced Management School at Harvard University.

In 1959, after serving two years in the United States Navy as a reserve officer based in the Mediterranean, Mr. Brady went into the brokerage business. In 1964 he joined a regional bank, establishing the first bank-owned registered investment advisory service in the United States. In 1978 Mr. Brady and eight partners acquired the business and founded Invesco.

In 1988 Mr. Brady merged Invesco with the UK-based Britannia Arrow Corporation and was appointed Deputy Chairman of U.S. operations, and he became Executive Chairman in 1993. Mr. Brady merged Invesco with AIM Management Group in 1997, creating one of the first truly global retail and institutional asset managers. Under Mr. Brady's executive chairmanship, Invesco has continued to gain leadership positions in key markets around the world, expanding its investment management capabilities for clients.

A resident of Atlanta, Mr. Brady is active in local charities and community organizations. He is a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, a former member of the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center, and a former member of the Executive Board of Russell 20-20.

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).