Dr Yeo Lay Hwee is Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore. She is also Council Secretary and Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Adjunct Fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and Co-Editor in Chief for the Asia Europe Journal. Lay Hwee sits on several Academic Advisory Boards including the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University (ANUCES), the KU Leuven’s Master in European Studies (MAES) Programme, and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies, Tallinn University of Technology. She is an International Advisory Council member of the Leiden Asia Centre in Leiden University. An international relations expert, her research interests revolve around comparative regionalism, principles of multilateralism and governance networks. She has written extensively on issues pertaining to Asia-Europe relations in general, and in particular, the ASEM process and relations between the European Union and ASEAN.