The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) was established on 11 May 1961 as a regional intergovernmental organization. The APO is nonpolitical, nonprofit, and nondiscriminatory.

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The Asian Productivity Organization basically comprises the Governing Body, the National Productivity Organizations, and the Secretariat, which is headed

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A man with many hats, Secretary-General Dr. Santhi Kanoktanaporn is an industry veteran with over 40 years of hands-on experience in driving productivity enhancement initiatives and strategic international development programs.

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Chair and Vice Chairs for 2018–2019 Chair: Padmasiri Jayamanna (Sri Lanka)
1st Vice Chair: Dr. Pasu Loharjun (Thailand)
2nd Vice Chair: Tran Van Vinh (Vietnam)

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The 1st Asian Round Table Productivity Conference is held in Tokyo, Japan. An interim committee is assigned to draft a convention for the formation

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APO Symbols

The APO's scope of support for its members covers both industry and agriculture, the two most important production sectors of member economies.

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