Press Release: The Asia Group Brings on Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott as Senior Advisor and Announces Key Internal Promotions

February 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (February 19, 2019) – The Asia Group (TAG) continues to bring on new talent and promote from within as it strives to constantly evolve its service offerings, expand support to clients, and nurture the corporate culture that has underpinned its success. TAG is pleased to welcome a new Senior Advisor who will enhance the firm’s geographic coverage and functional expertise. In addition, TAG’s success has only been possible through the development of a best-in-class work environment that takes into account the role of wellness and diversity as core pillars of the firm’s growth strategy. Further to this end, TAG is proud to announce a new leadership position dedicated to the promotion of these critical facets of its corporate culture.

Mark Linscott: Mark, a former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs and current Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, will join TAG as a Senior Advisor. A trade attorney by training, Mark boasts decades of experience working as a leading U.S. negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In addition to his regional experience on South and Central Asian trade at USTR, Mark brings senior-level expertise in the fields of WTO and multilateral trade negotiations, environmental and natural resources trade law, and international procurement policy. “Mark’s combined knowledge and experience will be instrumental in advancing our efforts to assist clients in seizing cutting-edge opportunities in markets across the broader Indo-Pacific region,” said Chairman and CEO Dr. Kurt Campbell.

Groslyn Burton: Groslyn will assume the role of Vice President for Values and Culture and remain Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. “As Vice President for Values and Culture, Groslyn will ensure that our forward-looking approach to business solutions in Asia is backed up by a healthy, focused, and engaged team,” said Nirav Patel, Co-Founder and President of The Asia Group. “The literature on the role of diversity and wellness in improving corporate returns, recruiting and retaining world-class talent, and increasing operational efficiencies is unassailable and is a crucial differentiator for TAG’s value proposition.”

Molly Jones: Molly will serve in the role of Vice President to help drive the firm’s first-class services across South Asia. In over four years at TAG, Molly has exhibited an unparalleled ability to develop and execute client solutions in key markets such as India and Bangladesh. “I have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding people throughout my career, but Molly, with her proactive and innovative approach to customer satisfaction and incredible business acumen, is among the most talented I have ever encountered,” said TAG Vice Chairman and Ambassador Rich Verma. “In assuming this leadership role, Molly will continue to play a key role in devising bespoke solutions for our clients in the dynamic markets of South Asia.”

The Asia Group: TAG is a leading strategy and business advisory firm to corporations and organizations with business interests in the Indo-Pacific region. TAG helps clients identify, integrate, and advance new business opportunities in Asia, and works with businesses to navigate the complexities of both established and emerging Asian markets. TAG represents a diverse client base in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, from leading Fortune 500 multi-national corporations to cutting-edge, early-stage companies. TAG’s partner and associate network collectively brings to bear decades of relevant on-the-ground experience and knowledge – spanning multiple generations of politicians, business and civil society leaders, and decision makers on both sides of the Pacific.