Farrah Meisel Toobin

Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the COO

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Farrah’s role is at the heart of BGA’s operations. She is central to our success for several reasons: she knows BGA inside out because she started shortly after the company was formed; is a warrior-advocate for BGA’s people; is a talented writer and researcher; and, as a mother, is hard to surprise. She is the right hand of our COO and develops and leads many strategic initiatives to strengthen the company technically, financially, through technology. She is committed to ensuring BGA is a safe and rewarding place to work. She started her management level work has head of the research team. Farrah has lived and worked in Thailand and Japan. As one of the company’s Californians, she loves both LA’s fish tacos and Bangkok’s street food. She is the proud granddaughter of immigrants, who helped raise her and told her stories of what it takes to start anew in a different country. Her home is filled with her husband and son, who has a sister on the way, and their curious cat Nugget.

  • Head of Research, BowerGroupAsia (Jan 2016-Dec 2016)
  • Research Director— Mainland Southeast Asia (Jun 2011-Dec 2015)
  • Support Staff, Arakan Rivers Network— Mae Sot, Thailand (Oct 2010-Apr 2011)
  • Sales & Operations Coordinator, D3Publisher (Sep 2006-Jul 2008)

Functional Expertise

  • Government Affairs
  • Operations
  • Policy
  • Research & Development


  • Administration
  • Consulting
  • Government Affairs
  • ICT
  • The George Washington University (2008-2010)—Master of Public Policy with Concentration in International Development Management
  • Wheaton College Massachusetts (2001-2005)—Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
  • Kanda University of International Studies (2003)— Study Abroad, Japanese Politics & Society
  • Member, Women In Technology