We at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) are greatly saddened to hear that Dr Tom P. Hardiman has passed away. His commitment to Asia-Europe relations was extraordinary and we will always remember him as a true gentleman, the embodiment of politeness, kindness and wit. He was highly committed to ASEF and was one of our staunchest advocates.
Dr Hardiman was one of the most engaged and supportive members of ASEF’s Board of Governors, having served as ASEF Governor for Ireland from October 2000 – March 2010. He was on ASEF’s Finance & Audit Committee (FAC) from May 2001 – November 2009, and became FAC Chair in November 2004 until his departure in November 2009. He also served as Chair of the ASEF Board of Governors. Our deepest condolences go out to Dr Hardiman’s family members at this time of sadness and loss.