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Arun Abey

The CBE Advisory Board is chaired by Mr Arun Abey.

Arun Abey has had a diverse career as an academic, an entrepreneur and a leading international executive with one of the world’s largest firms. 

In 1983 Arun co-founded ipac securities, a licensed securities firm. In 2002, Arun negotiated the sale of ipac to AXA Asia Pacific (part of the global AXA group). Today, ipac is one of the world’s largest financial planning firms, managing over $15 billion of clients’ portfolios.

While remaining Executive Chairman of ipac, Arun also took on the role of Head of Strategy for AXA in the Asia Pacific. He remained with AXA Asia Pacific until 2011 when the company was acquired by the AMP. He continues to serve as Chairman of ipac and also consults to the AMP and other companies globally.

He is a best-selling author, contributor to academic journals and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has been a Director of The Smith Family since 2007, and in 2003 he established the Abey Family Foundation to focus on supporting education, economic development, medical research, culture and the arts.

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