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Edward Cooper, Jr. - Former Chief Finance and Risk Officer, Pruksa Real Estate Company Ltd. 

Ed Cooper is a retired Senior Executive with broad based experience in Corporate and Retail Banking, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and M&A.  His experiences are across multiple businesses, customer segments, industries, and countries.  Director experience at listed (Hong Kong and Thailand) and non-listed companies in multiple countries.


In 2014 Ed retired from Pruksa Real Estate PCL, Bangkok, Thailand.  During his four years there he was a Director and Chief Finance & Risk Officer.  He was a member of the Executive, Risk Management and International Investment Committees.  Pruksa is Thailand’s largest residential real estate developer and manufacturer with products including town houses, single houses, and condos.


Prior to Pruksa, Ed was President of AIG Consumer Finance Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG.  The Consumer Finance Group owned and operated banks and finance companies in Hong Kong, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico and Argentina.  The businesses were all sold or liquidated in 2009-10 to repay loans from the Federal Reserve.


Prior to AIG, Ed had a 30 year career at Chase Manhattan Bank, retiring in 2000 as Senior Vice President of Asia Retail Banking.  Ed held numerous positions in retail and wholesale banking and lived in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo for 16 years during his Chase career.