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.
Prior to joining The Asia Group, Brian worked as a consultant for the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, where he helped advise national 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 51 countries to date, and hopes to eventually cover to all the countries of the world.