Asia Group Advisors (AGA) announced Romain Caillaud has joined the firm as Director and Country Representative, Singapore, effective 18 September 2017.
Caillaud joins from FTI Consulting where he was a Senior Director in the Forensic & Litigation division of the US-listed advisory firm.
Caillaud brings a wealth of public affairs experience to AGA. He has worked in Southeast Asia for over ten years, including seven in Myanmar during which he established the Yangon office of Vriens & Partners, a government relations consultancy, and served as President of the French-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce.
Caillaud holds a degree in Burmese language, is considered a leading expert on Myanmar politics and economics, and is frequently quoted in international publications and news channels.
Asia Group Advisors is a strategy and capital advisory group to leading global businesses, foundations, and industries throughout Southeast Asia.
Founded by former McKinsey executive and renowned regional expert Adam Schwarz, AGA’s work focuses on resolving policy, political and regulatory challenges to clients’ existing business interests, as well as identifying and advancing new commercial opportunities.
Headquartered in Singapore, the firm has a robust on-the-ground-presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
In 2016, AGA won the Gold Standard Award for New Consultancy of the Year by Public Affairs Asia.