Amarsanaa Adiya

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Amar is an international expert and policy advisor, having spent 20 years working with the key policymakers, senior executives and opinion leaders across Asia and North America. Based in Canada, he is responsible for engaging clients and providing strategic advisory services that advance clients’ business priorities across the Indo-Pacific. 

Prior to working with BGA, Amar advised global miner Rio Tinto on strategic communications and stakeholder engagement broadly and on the political landscape and the company’s policy approach in Mongolia. Amar started his career as a diplomat developing policy statements and representing Mongolia and landlocked developing small states’ interests at the United Nations in New York. 

Amar obtained master’s degrees in public policy and diplomacy from the Australian National University and has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in international politics from the National University of Mongolia.

  • Senior Advisor, BowerGroupAsia (Sept 2019- Oct 2020)
  • Communications Director, Canada-Mongolia Chamber of Commerce
  • Principal Advisor- Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto
  • Senior Advisor External Affairs, Oyu Tolgoi (Rio Tinto Mongolia)

Geographic

  • Asia
  • Mongolia
  • North America
  • Singapore

Functional Expertise

  • Communications
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Policy
  • Public Affairs
  • Strategy

Industries

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • E-Commerce
  • Government
  • Government Affairs
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Not for Profit
  • Public Relations
  • Australian National University (2010- 2011)— Double Master Degrees in Public Policy and Diplomacy
  • National University of Mongolia (2001- 2003)— Master of Arts in International Politics with Highest Distinction
  • National University of Mongolia (1997- 2001)— BA in International Relations with Highest Distinction
  • Executive Director, Canada Mongolia Chamber of Commerce
  • 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Service by Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011)
  • Australian Leadership Award by DFAT (2010)