Brian Chang is an Associate at The Asia Group, where he supports the development and execution of comprehensive government relations strategies, market entry and expansion efforts, and crisis management for companies across Southeast Asia. In this capacity, he tracks regional and sectoral trends, provides research and analysis on political developments and impending reforms, and helps advise clients on how to advance their interests.
Brian has particular expertise in international trade policy and its intersection with U.S. trade policy, digital trade issues such as data privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property issues, energy, health, and government procurement. He is always open to new opportunities, and enjoys advising clients on how to navigate regulatory, economic and security dynamics across the Indo-Pacific.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Brian worked as a consultant advising parliaments in emerging markets on how they could better engage with civil society, protect human rights, and legislate in the public interest. He also worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he produced high-impact research that has informed UN discussions. Brian also brings experience from work with the Government Relations teams of Amnesty International and the Internet Association, helping principals navigate the U.S., UK, and EU political systems in order to achieve their advocacy objectives.
Brian was born and raised in Singapore, and has spent time working with the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Brian completed his B.A. in Law at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and a Masters in International and Comparative Law at the George Washington University, where he was the recipient of a Thomas Buergenthal scholarship and graduated with highest honors. His experience and education have given him a comparative lawyer’s ability to help clients understand formal lawmaking and regulatory processes and how they intersect with the local political economy. Brian is an avid traveler, having been to more than 50 countries to date, and now hopes to travel across the 50 states.