In his role as an associate on the research team based in Washington, D.C., David analyzes critical political and economic trends in countries of the Asia-Pacific which helps clients better understand the environment in which they are working.

Prior to joining BGA, David was a digital intelligence analyst at AkarAsia, where he evaluated public sentiment on market developments in Asia and advised clients on risks and opportunities across a variety of sectors.

Earlier, David spent several years living and teaching in southern Thailand and worked as a project officer in the United Nations Development Program’s Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project. In this capacity, he helped coordinate and monitor livelihood-improvement and peace-promotion projects to foster social cohesion in Thailand’s three conflict-ridden southernmost provinces.

David holds a Master of Arts in Asian studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he pursued a dual concentration in politics and security and Southeast Asia. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University in English literature and graduated with honors. David is proficient in Thai and Lao and is studying Vietnamese.

  • Analyst, AkarAsia (Sept 2019- Mar 2020)
  • Intern, US-ASEAN Business Council (Jan 2019- May 2019)
  • Project Officer, UNDP Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project (Mar 2016- Jan 2017)



Functional Expertise

  • Communications
  • Government Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • Research & Development


  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Communications
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government Affairs
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • ICT
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service (2017-2019)— Master of Arts in Asian Studies
  • St. John’s University (2010-2012)— Bachelor of Arts in English Literature