Press Release: Asia Group Advisors Reinforces Its Regional Leadership Team
[Singapore] February 14, 2019 – Asia Group Advisors (AGA), Southeast Asia’s premier strategy and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Annisa Natalegawa as Partner and Managing Director of AGA’s regional operations.
CEO ADAM SCHWARZ SPEAKS AS PANELIST ON US-INDONESIA RELATIONSHIP 20 YEARS POST-REFORMASI AT CSIS HEADQUARTERS
On 23 October 2018, Asia Group Advisors CEO spoke as a panelist at CSIS Headquarters in Washingon, DC, on 20 years of reform and Indonesia-US relations.
AGA Director Nattabhorn Juengsanguansit featured in Reuters news regarding the future of Thai duty-free industry
Director of AGA’s Bangkok office, Nattabhorn Juengsanguansit, was featured in Reuters news on the impact of Thai duty-free industry leader Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death to the future of the industry. His company King Power has a successful history in duty free retailing and the travel industry, and his unexpected death brings into question the effectiveness of King Power’s government engagement without his leadership.
CEO ADAM SCHWARZ MODERATES FINANCIAL INCLUSION PANEL DURING US-INDONESIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT
On 27 September 2018, Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz moderated a public-private sector discussion panel on financial inclusion as part of the annual US-Indonesia Investment Summit.
CEO Adam Schwarz featured on Inside Asia Podcast ‘Trump, Trade, and Asia’
Schwarz’ comments focus on the seismic economic and geo-political shifts underway in Asia. He argues Trump’s retreat from multilateral institutions and his under-appreciation of China’s role in Asia’s economic ecosystem are steadily eroding US leadership and interests in Asia. The podcast can be heard from the link below.
ROMAIN CAILLAUD FEATURED IN BLOOMBERG NEWS REGARDING INVESTMENT IN MYANMAR
Director of the Singapore office, Romain Caillaud, was recently featured in Bloomberg news regarding foreign investment into Myanmar. Romain commented on Myanmar’s new foreign investment law, adding that ‘This is not a silver bullet but the new company law contributes to further improving Myanmar’s business environment.
CEO Adam Schwarz moderates panel at 6th EU-ASEAN Business Summit
In March this year, CEO Adam Schwarz moderated a plenary session of the 6th ASEAN-EU Business Summit hosted by the EU-ASEAN Business Council. Adam Schwarz Adam moderated Session 3 – “Advancing the Digital Economy in ASEAN” Joined by Datuk Zainal Amanshah as CEO of InvestKL, Edward Haddad as Managing Director of APAC for SWIFT, Claus Andresen as President of SEA for SAP, Abdul Raof Latiff as Head of Digital at IBG, DBS Bank and Jeff Paine of PS-engage, this panel looked at the ways and means to develop the digital economy in ASEAN including e-commerce, financial inclusion, and connecting businesses and institutions to aid trade and finance flows.
AGA Director, Romain Caillaud and Analyst Edika Amin along with Senior Advisor Mohamed Nawab Osman on Malaysia Elections #GE14
Director Romain Caillaud and Analyst Edika Amin along with Senior Advisor Mohamed Nawab Osman gave a presentation entitled “Whither Malaysia? Assessing the Impact for Investors of the Post-Election Political Transition” at the EU-ASEAN Business Council. Asia Group Advisor’s presentation will shed light on the political, economic and social dynamics behind the earth-shattering election’s results. They also provided insights on Malaysia’s new leadership including members of the cabinet and chief ministers of key states.
AGA DIRECTOR, ROMAIN CAILLAUD PRESENTS ON INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MYANMAR AT THE 2017 ASIA STEP CONFERENCE
Caillaud stressed that the upcoming adoption of a new company law together with stricter regulations on lending by local banks could lead to distressed situations and a correction in property prices. The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners organizes its Asia conference in Singapore every two years.
Asia Group Advisors appoints Romain Caillaud as Director and Country Representative, Singapore (22 September 2017)
Caillaud brings a wealth of public affairs experience to AGA, which he joined on 18 September 2017. He has worked in Southeast Asia for over ten years, including seven in Myanmar during which he established the Yangon office of a government relations consultancy and served as President of the French-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce.
AGA Director, Romain Caillaud talks to CNBC about implications of the Rakhine crisis in Myanmar (19 September 2017)
Caillaud asserted that the main security risk to investors is not one of civil war and associated political instability, but rather one of terrorism as the crisis attracts the attention of transnational jihadist movements.
“Aung San Suu Kyi is constrained by public opinion and the military” (13 September 2017)
AGA Director, Romain Caillaud provides background on the political complexity of the Rakhine crisis in Myanmar in an interview with French magazine Le Nouvel Obs
AGA CEO and Founder, Adam Schwarz featured in an interview with BBC on The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997
Adam Schwarz, CEO and Founder of Asia Group Advisors was a correspondent and bureau chief at the Far Eastern Economic Review in the region at the time of the crisis. Twenty years on from the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, he was interviewed by BBC to discuss how the crisis unfolded, what impact it had on Asian economies, and what, if any, lessons were learned.
Asia Group Advisors joins FTI’s Gold Affiliate Network
Leading public affairs consultancies team up to provide in-depth coverage across full Asia-Pacific region
POLITICAL RISKS RISING ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA
Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz provided an insightful analysis on rising political risks across Southeast Asia, featured in the Natural Gas Daily on 9 March 2017.
ASIA GROUP ADVISORS WON THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR NEW CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
Asia Group Advisors has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for New Consultancy of the Year by Public Affairs Asia, the leading industry association for the public affairs and public relations in Asia.
ASEAN: Energizing Asia’s Growth
Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz moderated a panel discussion in the Milken Institute Global Conference 2016 on market dynamics and investment opportunities among ASEAN countries.
Investor Nervous Ahead of Indonesian Cabinet Reshuffle
Analysis by Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on Indonesia’s upcoming cabinet reshuffle from investors’ point of view, published on 23 April 2016 in The Jakarta Post.
INDONESIA: TOILING OVER TRANSITION
Analysis on Indonesia’s “resource curse” and economic growth hurdles quoting Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz, published on 17 April 2016 on the Financial Times website.
VIETNAM’S ECONOMIC REFORMS TO CONTINUE UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP
Analysis by Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on Vietnam’s economic reforms under the new leadership following the Communist Party’s National Congress, published on 30 January 2016 on The Diplomat website. The op-ed was later re-published on 3 February 2016 on the Straits Times website.
AFTER 2015, LOW-PROFILE JOKOWI NEEDS BETTER MESSAGING
Analysis by Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s performance throughout 2015, and what we can expect in 2016, published on 4 January 2016 in The Jakarta Post. The article was later re-published on 23 January 2016 on the front page of ASEAN Today online.
INVESTOR’S VIEW ON MYANMAR UNDER THE NLD
Analysis by Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on the important next steps for the NLD and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi following the party victory, published on 23 November 2015 on the Nikkei Asian Review website.
INDONESIAN DEREGULATION PACKAGES SHOWS INTENTION TO REFORM INVESTMENT CLIMATE
Analysis of President Joko Widodo’s economic deregulation packages quoting Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz, published on 17 October 2015 in The Economist.
AUSTRALIA G20 SUMMIT: BIG WEEK FOR POLITICS, LESS SO FOR ECONOMICS
BBC World News’ interview with Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on the 2014 G20 Brisbane summit.
JOKO WIDODO: A NEW PARADIGM FOR INDONESIAN LEADERSHIP?
Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz provided his insights on President Jokowi’s presidency after four months in office in a USINDO Open Forum on 26 February 2014.
HOW INDONESIA LOST ITS GROWTH MOJO
Analysis by Asia Group Advisors CEO Adam Schwarz on impact of wage increases, growing corruption, and stifled competition to Indonesia’s economy, published on 23 September 2013 on The Wall Street Journal Website.