David R. Andrews and Franklin Tugwell Join Asia Foundation Board of Trustees

San Francisco, March 4, 2010 — The Asia Foundation, the premier non-profit organization devoted to Asia’s development since 1954, announced at its recent board meetings the election of two members to its Board of Trustees. David R. Andrews and Franklin Tugwell bring valuable insight and first-hand knowledge of important issues facing the Asia region, as The Asia Foundation continues its work in over 20 Asian countries to support Asia’s development and foster enhanced relations among the people and governments of Asia and the United States.

David R. Andrews returns to The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees; his previous tenure was from 2001 – 2009. Currently, Mr. Andrews is the co-chairman and co-founder of MetaJure, Inc., a technology company. Mr. Andrews serves on the board of directors of Union Bank, where he is the Lead Director and the boards of PG&E Corporation and the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Additionally, he serves on the board of trustees of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative. With a legal career spanning almost four decades, he retired from PepsiCo Inc. in February 2005 where he served as the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary. Additionally, he served as the Special Assistant for Policy and Legal Counsel to the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1977-1980 and from 1980-1981 as the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1997 he was nominated by President Clinton to be the Legal Adviser (general counsel) to the U.S. Department of State and served until 2000 when he was appointed Ambassador and Special Negotiator for Iran/U.S. Claims serving until January 2001.

Franklin Tugwell has served as the President and CEO of Winrock International since 1999. Previously, Dr. Tugwell was the Executive Director of the Heinz Endowments of Pittsburgh, the Founder and President of the Environment Enterprises Assistance Fund, and the Senior Consultant for International Projects and Programs at PG&E Enterprises. He served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator at USAID (1980-1981) and as a Senior Analyst for the energy program at the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment (1979-1980). Dr. Tugwell was also a professor at Pomona College and an adjunct distinguished professor at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board and International Committee of the American Council on Renewable Energy and on the Joint Board of Councilors of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. He also serves on the Board of Eucord (European Cooperative for International Development). Dr. Tugwell received a PhD in political science from Columbia University.

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