Professor Tham Siew Yean is a Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She was formerly Director and Professor at IKMAS, UKM. She has served as a consultant to national and international agencies, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank Institute. Her research interests and publications are in foreign direct investment, international trade, trade policies, and industrial development in Malaysia and ASEAN. Her recent publications include ’Moving Up the Value Chain in ICT: ASEAN Trade with China‘, Journal of Contemporary Asia (with Andrew Jia Yi Kam and Nor Izzatina Aziz); and ’Institutionalization of economic cooperation in East Asia’ in Institutionalizing East Asia (co-authored with Sueo Sudo) (Abingdon, Routledge, 2016). She has a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester, USA.