Asia Group Advisors (AGA) is a strategic advisory firm specializing in market entry, government affairs and public policy in Southeast Asia

Established in 2013, our in-country teams help clients navigate the business and political landscapes of the most challenging markets in the region

AGA is led by a group of highly qualified experts with deep networks and strong business acumen. Working alongside our trusted advisory board, we enable our clients to thrive by maximising opportunities and mitigating risk

With eight offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Washington D.C. and Yangon, our consultants are creative, dedicated problem-solvers who offer local expertise and content-based solutions

Our Expertise

  • Agribusiness & Food
  • Defense and Aerospace
  • Energy & Extractives
  • Financial Services
  • ICT & E-commerce
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Agribusiness & Food
Defense and Aerospace
Energy & Extractives
Financial Services
ICT & E-commerce
Logistics & Transport
Manufacturing
Media & Entertainment
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Our People

Asia Group Advisors is led by a group of highly qualified experts with decades of experience, deep networks and strong business acumen.

Leadership
Advisory Board
Adam Schwarz
Founder & CEO,
United States
Annisa Natalegawa
Managing Director & Partner,
Singapore
Nattabhorn Juengsanguansit (Ink)
Partner & Country Representative,
Thailand
Brasukra Sudjana (Brava)
Director & Country Representative,
Indonesia
Ramon A. Carandang (Ricky)
Senior Advisor,
Philippines
Kevin Murphy
Senior Advisor,
Myanmar
Lauren Adams
Associate Director,
Indonesia
Nguyen Lan Huong
Associate Director,
Vietnam
Decharpac Polpong (Pai)
Associate Director,
Thailand
Tay Yee Tin Claree
Finance & Admin Manager,
Singapore

Insights

COVID-19 AND POLICY UPDATES IN ASEAN [19-27MAY]
Thailand’s State of Emergency has been extended for two months until 31 July. Under the State of Emergency, the government can impose disease-control plans without requiring approvals from other related agencies. Cambodia has allocated USD613,000 to help 22 provinces, especially those along the border, implement Covid-19 prevention measures including introducing more designated Covid-19 quarantine and treatment facilities. The Malaysian Health Ministry issued a directive on 20 May requiring private hospitals to increase the number of beds in wards and intensive care units allocated to help treat the escalating number of Covid-19 patients that has overwhelmed government hospitals. The brands of Covid-19 vaccine being administered at vaccination sites will not be disclosed until after appointments have been made to overcome the preference for Western vaccines, after large crowds gathered at immunization sites offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine in Metro Manila, Philippines. As of 18 May, 69,730 Sinopharm doses have been given to companies registered in Indonesia’s “Gotong Royong” private company vaccination scheme. An additional one million doses will arrive in Indonesia in the second week of June. Vietnam on 26 May approved the Ministry of Finance's proposal of a VND25.2 trillion (USD1.1 billion) fund drawn from state and provincial budgets along with voluntary contribution from all private enterprises to purchase Covid-19 vaccines. The Shangri-La Dialogue scheduled to be held in Singapore on 4-5 June has been cancelled due to the worsening Covid-19 situation globally and in the country. The European Union on 23 May denounced a proposal by Myanmar's junta-appointed election commission to dissolve deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party. Full bulletin here
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