APSI Forum and Center of Excellence

Asia-Pacific Security Innovation


APSI Forum is a non-partisan, leading New Zealand think tank in strategic partnership and cooperation in International Relations. APSI Forum was established in April 2019 to provide a platform for public officers, including ambassadors, political leaders, and military leaders, to interact and make crucial security decisions to address current and future challenges. Its aim is to strengthen strategic partnerships and alliances and ensure effective international relations, which is crucial for a collective approach to address global problems. 

APSI has managed to create a world-class forum to bring together leaders from various parts of the world to collaborate and identify effective approaches to security challenges. The forum holds summits as part of its efforts to reach out to world leaders and other key stakeholders in the security sector purposefully to influence their views and policy development process.      

APSI Forum  has been funded by Asia-Pacific Global Foundation Ltd. APSI was also supported financially by Tourism NZ, SWIFT, NATO PDD, and Creative NZ. APSI Forum does not accept funding from any source that seeks to interfere with or influence APSI Forum policies.

To fund its activities, APSI Forum also relies on the registration fees. The assets and income of the forum are applied solely to further the objectives of APSI Forum.  

APSI Forum currently has members from 36 countries: Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Timor Leste, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, the US, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the UK, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Samoa, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Papua New Guinea.

With its community hub, APSI Forum and Center of Excellence has made a difference in the lives of many.


The trusted and credible international forum and networks for sustaining relationships between partners and alliances in the Asia-Pacific region 


APSI Forum supports transformative leadership that promotes cooperation in innovative security models, concepts, frameworks, and technologies in the Asia-Pacific region.

APSI Forum encourages the formation of international expert networks through discussion on topics of security, innovation, and security-related civil science.

APSI Forum facilitates cooperation of issues of common interests, including human and social aspects of security.

Chair and Patron:
Anita Abbott, PhD

Board of Directors/ Steering Committee:
MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret)  (APSI Forum)
Maxwell Abbott, BTheo (APSI Community Hub)
VAdm Paul Bennett (Ret)  (APSI COE)

Chief of Staff:
MGen Adrian Ciolponea (Ret)

Chief of Operations:
Brett Murphy, BA

Preparatory Action Research on Strategic Studies  (PARSS):
Dr Vira Ratsiborynska (Chief Strategist for Preparatory Action Research)
MGen Adrian Ciolponea
Dr Eddy Kristianto

International Security and Political Affairs (ISPA) :
Dr Joanna Siekiera (Chief of International Security and Political Affairs)
Minh Tran

CEO, APSI COE (Interim):
Chinta Tej Kiran, MBA

Chancellor, APSI COE:
Dr Barnaby Pace

Pro Chancellor, APSI COE:
Jasmine Retief

Dr Jerome Odenbumni

Pastoral care:
Bill and Zipora Millward
Amelia Eyban (Associate pastoral care)

Admin and Management Division:
Anung Prasasto (Chief of Administration and Budget)
Gardile Nancy-Juniar Tampubolon

Budget and Finance Division:
Tej Kiran, MBA
Anung Prasasto 

Creative Communication Division:
Krendo Wahono (Chief of Creative Communication)
Yusak Indra
Judith Yasmika

Computer Support:
Chibuzor Kama (Chief of Technology)
Dylan Willis

Public Diplomacy and Outreach Division:

Jasmine Retief
Juniar Tampubolon

Public Affairs and Media Division:
Brett Murphy, BA

Community Hub Division: 
Dr Eddy Kristianto (Head)
Zipora Millward (Event Coordinator and CDCG trainer)
Amelia Eyban (Facilitator, pastoral care)
Bill Millward (Pastoral care, CDCG facilitator)
Vikram Sahotra
Steven Orokh
John Evert Kapugu

Sponsored by: Asia-Pacific Global Foundation 

APSI Forum received 2019 Event Awards from Tourism NZ

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