Singapore Country Manager
Tractus Asia Ltd.
Mr. Brown was appointed as the firm’s first Country Manager for Singapore in July 2015 and represents Tractus in Singapore, managing a fast-going portfolio of business with ASEAN and India-focused clients in addition to his on-going regional roles and responsibilities as a member of the firm’s Strategy and Implementation Practice.
Since 2012, Mr. Brown has led Tractus’ engagements in Myanmar including advising on direct investment decisions for mining; agricultural and mineral processing; as well as investments for companies in the porcelain tableware; garments and textiles; construction materials; and pharmaceutical manufacturing space. Recent projects have included investment analysis, planning and implementation, risk probability analysis, industrial site selection, supply chain analysis and government advocacy on public policy, licensing and approvals. In addition to direct investment projects, Mr. Brown has advised on industry and economic analysis, market entry strategy and expansion projects in the FMCG; real estate; agriculture; electric power; railway transport; insurance; and mining sectors among others.
Mr. Brown sits on the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce Myanmar Chapter and is an active member of both the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce as well as the Canada Asean Business Council. Mr. Brown has spoken extensively on the topic of Asean, and Myanmar specifically, including at forums in Toronto and New York as well as in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. As one of the earliest business advisors on the ground following the suspensions of US sanctions, Mr. Brown’s opinions are regularly sought after and have been printed in regional media as well as in the Nikkei Asian Review, Washington Post and Christian Science Monitor.
Prior to joining Tractus, Mr. Brown worked for an agency in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department dedicated to building and strengthening industry-government partnerships on topics of high technology cooperation. He has also spent time in South Africa and Ghana in the advertising industry and as a journalist writing for Thomson Reuters in New York and Canada’s National Post in Toronto.
Mr. Brown earned his degree in Political Science from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada and is a deferred candidate for graduation from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, Canada for his accelerated Bachelor of Journalism. In addition, Mr. Brown has completed innovation and change management training programs through INSEAD in Singapore.