Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategy and investment advisory group to leading global businesses, foundations, and industries operating across Southeast Asia. Our work spans a range of sectors including energy, financial services, ICT, logistics, sustainability, food & beverages, and agribusiness. AGA focuses on resolving challenges to clients’ existing business interests as well as identifying and advancing new commercial opportunities.

With presence in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon and Washington, DC, we help clients adeptly navigate the geopolitical and economic complexities of Asia’s established and emerging markets. Our solutions are tailored to effectively address critical regulatory constraints, policy obstacles and political risk.

With a strong team of public affairs professionals and supported by a robust network of expert political and business advisors, AGA provides an unrivalled breadth and depth of services and expertise throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

AGA was named the “New Consultancy of the Year” in 2016 by Public Affairs Asia, the leading industry association for the public affairs and public relations industries in Asia.

 

Role Overview:

AGA is seeking a part-time or full-time Washington, DC Director to provide counsel and support for AGA’s client service and client development in the United States.

The ideal candidate would have strong networks within the corporate and public affairs community based in Washington, DC, particularly at companies with significant offices and operations in Asia, as well as with the Asia diplomatic community in Washington. He/she should have experience working with large private-sector companies and be familiar with regulatory and policy issues across a range of leading industrial and service sectors.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of political and economic developments across Southeast Asia, and be experienced in communicating with a business audience.


Responsibilities include:

  • Building AGA’s visibility and reputation in Washington, DC.
  • Strengthening AGA’s networks within the DC-based corporate and public affairs community.
  • Leading AGA’s client development efforts in the United States.
  • Supporting AGA’s Asia-based client service teams.
  • Providing written and oral analysis of Southeast Asia’s political, economic, regulatory and security issues.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 7+ years in an Asia-focused government relations or policy affairs role for a US or global MNC.
  • 7+ years in a DC-based business association or chamber of commerce with Asia coverage responsibilities.
  • Worked recently in a government role with Asia coverage responsibilities.

Application Details:

  • Desired start date: immediately.
  • Starting salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior experience.
  • Applications must clearly state professional qualifications that meet or exceed the required experience and skills listed above.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to career@asiagroupadvisors.com.
  • Further information on Asia Group Advisors can be found at www.asiagroupadvisors.com.

Role Overview:

AGA is currently seeking a full-time Director to be based in our Jakarta office. The Director will be expected to oversee and manage client service within our Indonesia portfolio, and will represent the firm in high-level external engagements as our Indonesian Country Representative.

The candidate we are seeking will have extensive experience in government relations or government as well as strong networks within key government agencies and the foreign business community. The candidate should have recognized expertise in Indonesia’s political economy and familiarity with policy issues in leading industrial and service sectors. S/he must also have strong project management skills and be experienced in mentoring junior consultants. The ideal candidate should have a postgraduate degree in business, economics, international relations, or a related field.

A career with AGA provides a rewarding opportunity to work in the dynamic space between Asia’s governments, businesses, and civil society organizations. Our Directors play leading roles in a growing firm providing solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies and organizations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Driving strategy and implementation for all projects with existing and future clients in Indonesia.
  • Structuring and proposing solutions for client challenges and issues.
  • Maintaining and managing client relationships to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality services and products to clients.
  • Building a strong public profile for AGA by representing the firm in high-level stakeholder meetings, public forums, or industry events.
  • Leading business development and outreach activities in Indonesia.
  • Leading office management, including mentoring and developing junior consultants and managing office administration.
  • Working on special projects as needed and assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Fifteen or more years of progressive experience in government relations, corporate affairs and/or government in Indonesia.
  • Strong network within government and business stakeholders, coupled with an in-depth understanding of the investment and policy climate in Indonesia.
  • Excellent interpersonal negotiation and communication skills, especially among high-level international business executives and government decision-makers.
  • Written fluency in policy, political economic and issue analysis in Indonesia for a business audience.
  • Distinctive English and Indonesian skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and mentoring a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to constantly changing priorities.
  • A dynamic, self-starter and autonomous attitude.

Application Details:

  • Desired start date: immediately.
  • Starting salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior experience.
  • Applications must clearly state professional qualifications that meet or exceed the required experience and skills listed above.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to career@asiagroupadvisors.com.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high level of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants. We shall reach out to you should there be any next step in the recruitment process.
  • Further information on Asia Group Advisors can be found at www.asiagroupadvisors.com.

Role Overview:

AGA is currently expanding and seeking a full-time Associate to be based in our Bangkok office. Our Associates assume a high degree of project responsibility and are expected to lead AGA’s engagement with clients and key stakeholders.

The candidate we are seeking will have expertise in policy and stakeholder engagement in Thailand, having worked in relevant roles either in government, the private sector, or international organizations. The ideal candidate would possess a Master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, communications, law or related field.

Working as an Associate in AGA provides a rewarding opportunity to work in the dynamic space between Asia’s governments, businesses, and civil society organizations. Our Associates play critical roles in a growing firm providing solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies and organizations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Government and business stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Structuring and proposing solutions to client challenges and issues.
  • Building, maintaining, and managing client relationships.
  • Preparing detailed reports, briefings, and other written materials for clients.
  • Providing in-country, on-the-ground support for ongoing client programs and client development activities.
  • Working on special projects as needed and assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Four to six years minimum experience in government relations, corporate affairs, and/or strategic communications consulting in Thailand.
  • Working experience and strong familiarity with government stakeholders, coupled with a high-level understanding of the investment and policy climate in Thailand.
  • Experience with and understanding of business processes for multinational corporations in Thailand.
  • The ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with government and business stakeholders.
  • The ability to interpret complex current issues and political movements to produce concise and client-ready in briefings and reports.
  • Highly articulate English and Thai language skills, both written and oral.
  • High-level interpersonal negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environments and international settings.
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines while managing multiple projects.

Application Details:

  • Desired start date: immediately.
  • Starting salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior experience.
  • Applications must clearly state professional qualifications that meet or exceed the required experience and skills listed above.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to career@asiagroupadvisors.com.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high level of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants. We shall reach out to you should there be any next step in the recruitment process.
  • Further information on Asia Group Advisors can be found at www.asiagroupadvisors.com.

Role Overview:

AGA is currently expanding and seeking a full-time Analyst or Associate to be based in Yangon, Myanmar. AGA’s analysts have one-two years of prior relevant professional experience or more; and our associates have five years of prior relevant professional experience or more.

We are seeking an English and Myanmar-speaking candidate with a strong understanding of, and interest in Malaysia and Southeast Asia’s business, politics, and economics.

The candidate must have outstanding research and writing skills and be able to produce concise and insightful briefings on economic, political, and legal developments in Myanmar and Southeast Asia. Candidates with prior experience in government, think tanks and research institutions, academia or journalism will be prioritized. Prior experience in government relations, corporate affairs or strategic communications also an advantage.

Working at AGA provides a rewarding opportunity to work in the dynamic space between Asia’s governments, businesses, and civil society organizations. Our Analysts and Associates play critical roles in a growing firm providing solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies and organizations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Government and business stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Structuring and proposing solutions to client challenges and issues.
  • Building, maintaining, and managing client relationships.
  • Preparing detailed reports, briefings, and other written materials for clients.
  • Providing in-country, on-the-ground support for ongoing client programs and client development activities.
  • Conducting research on specific regulations, legislation, and policies.
  • Attending meetings and preparing meeting notes for internal and external distribution.
  • Conducting media monitoring and analysis.
  • Assisting in website and social media content management.
  • Supporting additional operational and administrative activities as required.
  • Working on special projects as needed and assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Outstanding research and writing skills.
  • Highly articulate English and Myanmar language skills, both written and oral.
  • Engaging interpersonal negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environments and international settings.
  • Demonstrable experience engaging with mid to senior level government officials and business executives (for the associate role).
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • The ability to work in a team and under tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to constantly changing priorities.
  • A dynamic, self-starter and autonomous attitude.
  • Keen interest in the politics and economics of Myanmar and Southeast Asia.

Application Details:

  • Desired start date: immediately.
  • Starting salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior experience.
  • Applications must clearly state professional qualifications that meet or exceed the required experience and skills listed above.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to career@asiagroupadvisors.com.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high level of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants. We shall reach out to you should there be any next step in the recruitment process.
  • Further information on Asia Group Advisors can be found at www.asiagroupadvisors.com.

Role Overview:

AGA is currently seeking a full-time Analyst or Associate to be based in our Singapore office. AGA’s Analysts have one-two years of relevant professional experience or more; and our Associates have five years of relevant professional experience or more.

The candidate we are seeking must have outstanding research skills and be able to demonstrate written fluency in policy, political and issue analysis in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Associate candidates will have expertise in policy and stakeholder engagement in Singapore as well as strong connectivity with the Singaporean government. The ideal candidate for either role would have prior experience in government, government relations, corporate affairs, or strategic communications and possess a Master’s degree in business, economics, international relations, communications, law or related field.

Working at AGA provides a rewarding opportunity to work in the dynamic space between Asia’s governments, businesses, and civil society organizations. Our Analysts and Associates play critical roles in a growing firm providing solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies and organizations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Structuring and proposing solutions to client challenges and issues (mainly for Associate).
  • Building, maintaining, and managing client relationships (mainly for Associate).
  • Preparing detailed reports, briefings, and other written materials for clients.
  • Providing in-country, on-the-ground support for ongoing client programs and client development activities.
  • Government and business stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Conducting research on specific regulations, legislation, and policies.
  • Attending meetings and preparing meeting notes for internal and external distribution.
  • Conducting media monitoring and analysis.
  • Supporting additional operational and administrative activities as required.
  • Working on special projects as needed and assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Working experience and strong network within government stakeholders (mainly for Associate).
  • Demonstrable experience engaging and maintaining working relationships with mid to senior level government officials and business executives (mainly for Associate).
  • High-level understanding of the investment and policy climate in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
  • The ability to interpret complex current issues, policy and political movements in Southeast Asia to produce client-ready briefings and reports.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one of AGA’s core markets and industries in Southeast Asia.
  • Engaging interpersonal negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environments and international settings.
  • Outstanding research and writing skills.
  • Highly articulate English skills, both written and oral.
  • The ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines while managing multiple projects.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to constantly changing priorities.

Application Details:

  • Desired start date: immediately.
  • Starting salaries are competitive and commensurate with prior experience.
  • Applications must clearly state professional qualifications that meet or exceed the required experience and skills listed above.
  • Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to career@asiagroupadvisors.com.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high level of applications, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants. We shall reach out to you should there be any next step in the recruitment process.
  • Further information on Asia Group Advisors can be found at www.asiagroupadvisors.com.