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Michael Akopian

Michael is an Associate with the Defense & Aerospace Practice at The Asia Group. Prior to joining The Asia Group, Michael was a Research Assistant on the Defense Team at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research covered Taiwanese and Chinese defense capabilities, American extended deterrence commitments, and U.S. force posture in […]

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Adnan Ansari

Adnan Ansari

Adnan Ahmad Ansari is an Associate Vice President with The Asia Group’s South Asia Practice. Adnan brings extensive strategic advisory experience in helping clients advance their business and policy interests in India. Before joining TAG, Adnan was an Associate Vice President at 9.9 Insights, the independent strategic adviser to the Dentons Global Advisers-Albright Stonebridge Group in India. Adnan spent close to

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Kevin Bassney

Kevin Bassney is a Vice President in The Asia Group’s China practice, where he advises clients on navigating China’s regulatory and political environments to secure commercial objectives. An experienced business consultant, Kevin brings expertise across strategic advisory, private equity, and technology. Before joining TAG, Kevin was Chief of Staff at, where he led the

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Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry

Melanie Berry is a Vice President at The Asia Group, where she focuses on the company’s Japan portfolio. She advises clients on the intersection of business and politics in Japan, geopolitics and the impact on global and Japanese corporate strategy, sales campaigns in aerospace defense, and market and regulatory trends in an array of industries,

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Kiki Benjasiriwin

Kiki Benjasiriwan

Kiki Benjasiriwan is an Analyst at The Asia Group, concurrently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Her academic focus encompasses public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, green transition, and economic development in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining The Asia Group, Kiki worked as an intern in government affairs consulting in Washington, DC. Her role

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Jacqueline Borsboom

Jacqueline Borsboom

Jacqueline Borsboom is Managing Director for Australia at The Asia Group (TAG). Based in Washington, Jacqueline draws on decades of experience working on defense and government policy to help clients capture new growth opportunities throughout the Indo-Pacific at the nexus of geopolitical, national, and commercial interests. Before joining TAG, Jacqueline served as Minister-Counsellor for Defence

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Maxfield Brown

Maxfield Brown

Maxfield Brown is a Vice President at The Asia Group, where he supports clients in Australia and Southeast Asia. Drawing on nearly a decade of experience across emerging Asia, Maxfield works closely with companies in energy, ICT, and manufacturing to help them navigate complex regulatory and political environments and develop market entry strategies. Prior to

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Greg Chaffin

Greg Chaffin

Greg Chaffin is a Principal at The Asia Group (TAG), where he focuses on the firm’s defense portfolio. Drawing on fifteen years of experience in national security policymaking through government service and in private industry, Greg provides defense clients with strategic analysis and political insights across the Indo-Pacific region to advance business development opportunities, government

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Archawat Chareonsilp

Archawat Chareonsilp, also known as Khun Ohm, is a Bangkok-based Senior Advisor for The Asia Group. Khun Ohm is a corporate executive who has successfully transitioned into a serial entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for climate-related causes. With an illustrious career spanning over a quarter-century, Khun Ohm’s journey has taken him from the corridors of

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George Chen

George Chen

George Chen is Managing Director for Hong Kong and Taiwan at The Asia Group (TAG). Based in Hong Kong, George brings over two decades of professional experience to TAG in helping multinationals navigate complex commercial challenges at the intersection of technology and national security, supply chain resiliency, and strategic partnership development across the Indo-Pacific region.

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