Press Release: Dr. Siddharth Mohandas to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

March 16, 2021

Press Release: Dr. Siddharth Mohandas to Join the Biden-Harris Administration

Washington, D.C. – The Asia Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Siddharth Mohandas, Director of Research and Principal at The Asia Group, will be joining the Biden-Harris administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. We commend Siddharth’s decision to support President Biden and Vice President Harris in shaping U.S. defense policy in the region.

“I’ve been privileged to work alongside Siddharth in growing The Asia Group’s research team and service offerings to provide high-impact analysis for our clients,” said Nirav Patel, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of The Asia Group. “I have a deep appreciation for Siddharth’s nuanced understanding of the region, his rigorous and thought-provoking analysis, and his unique insights on the dynamic Indo-Pacific. We’re excited for his next chapter developing and advancing U.S. policy interests throughout the region. The Asia Group looks forward to continuing to deliver cutting-edge analysis to our clients through our high-quality research and analytics platform now under the leadership of TAG Partner Amb. Kurt Tong.”

Over the past eight years, The Asia Group’s team of over fifty professionals has successfully built the premier strategic advisory firm focused on helping companies seize opportunities and overcome challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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