LSE Alumni in East Asia

LSE works with alumni across East Asia, and has built many long-lasting relationships. If you are a former student of LSE, or will be soon, find out how you can stay in touch. 

East Asian LSE alumni groups

LSE has over 16,000 alumni in East Asia, with alumni groups or networks in the following locations:

If your country or region is not listed above and you are interested in launching a group or network please contact Dr. Brendan Smith or LSE Advancement.

Famous East Asian LSE alumni

LSE graduates in East Asia have been influential in shaping the economic, political and social developments in their home countries and the region. 

Fei Xiaotong at LSE in 1986

Fei Xiaotong

Leading Chinese sociologist, anthropologist and social activist. (Deceased 2005)

PhD, Anthropology, 1939

Yang Jiechi

Yang Jiechi

State Councilor of China (2013-)

International Relations, 1975

Goh KS

Goh Keng Swee

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, (Deceased 2010)

BSc Econ, 1951 & PhD Econ 1956

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (2011-)

BSc Econ, 1981


Yu Kuo-Hwa

Premier, Taiwan (1984-89) (Deceased 2000)

Anthropology, 1949


Marty Natalegawa

Foreign Minister of Indonesia (2009-2014)

BSc International Relations, 1984

Dr Ying Wen Tsai

Tsai Ing-wen

President of Taiwan (2016-)

PhD, Law, 1984


Thanin Kraivichien

Prime Minister of Thailand, 1976-1977

LLB, 1953


Puey Ungphakorn

Governor of Bank of Thailand (Deceased 1999)

BSc Econ, 1941 & PhD Econ 1949


Piyasvasti Amranand

Energy Minister of Thailand (2006-2008)

MSc Econ, 1977 & PhD Econ, 1979

Sponsorship and Giving

LSE is appreciative of the financial assistance and support given projects in East Asia. LSE has a well-established process of engaging with leading international companies, through LSE's Foundation and Business Partnerships team and LSE Consulting.

The following companies and organisations provide support to LSE China related projects.

Executive Public Policy Training Programme - (2011 - Present) - BHP Billiton (2006-2010) - Deloitte, BHP Billiton, and Leo Guo Kuan Foundation

MSc Student Scholarship and LSE Visiting Scholar Programme in LSE Health and Social Care (2012-2013 - Tianyang Foundation)

LSE Careers Fairs:

Visiting Scholars Programme for Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials and International Department, CPC Officials - British Embassy, Beijing (Chevening)

Confucius Institute for Business London

In addition, LSE has received a generous amount of support from Japan:

Suntory and Toyota

It was with the generous support and a shared vision on Japan's global role that Mr Eiji Toyoda (Toyota) and Mr Keizo Saji (Suntory) provided the financial support to create the Suntory Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE in 1978. Toyota and Suntory have continued their generous support for the Centres in the ensuing decades.

Mizuho Securities

In 2014 LSE initiated its relationship with Mizuho Securities and the Mizuho Financial Group. With the support of Mizuho LSE has hosted a series of events in London and Tokyo.

Supporting LSE East Asia Projects

If your organisation is interested in supporting LSE projects related to East Asia, or you wish to discuss a specific proposal, please contact Dr. Brendan Smith.