Kevin Cottrell

Research Director, Mainland Southeast Asia

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Kevin Cottrell is BowerGroupAsia’s research director for Mainland Southeast Asia. As such, Kevin takes the lead in ensuring that top-notch analytical products are provided for our clients in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Covering a range of sectors including technology, digital economy, healthcare, energy and infrastructure development, his specialties include political risk analysis, issue monitoring and crisis management. Kevin has extensive experience in the region and speaks multiple regional languages.

Prior to joining BGA, Kevin worked for Sorini, Samet & Associates, a government relations and public policy consultancy firm in Washington specializing in international trade policy. At this firm, he performed international trade data and risk analysis for U.S. textile and apparel manufacturers and foreign embassies, in addition to deciphering international trade agreements.

Kevin received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating in Southeast Asia studies and economic policy. Between his first and second year, he interned at APCO Worldwide in Bangkok, where he was responsible for drafting updates on IPR, healthcare, ICT and political issues. Kevin also holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University. He has studied a variety of languages including Russian, French, Dutch, Lao and Burmese. He speaks fluent Thai.