Charlie is a member of BGA’s executive committee and management team. Based in Singapore, he oversees BGA’s global client relationships and leads the company’s sector vertical businesses. He focuses his time on the firm’s clients and works to ensure BGA delivers high impact, results-focused strategic advisory services.
An experienced advisor, Charlie plays a key role in developing strategies to help clients capture opportunities, mitigate risks and accelerate growth. He previously served as senior director for platform technology, managing the strategy for one of BGA’s largest and fastest-growing client portfolios.
Prior to joining BGA, Charlie was co-founder and executive of AkarAsia, a digital intelligence company that assisted companies to define engagement strategies in Asia. Earlier he was manager for government and public affairs at Wipro, a leading India-based information technology services provider. He helped build the company’s government affairs function, implemented government engagement strategies and helped to create and implement corporate social responsibility programs.
Charlie loves staying active and feels most at home in the mountains, having developed a passion for the outdoors during his time at the University of Colorado Boulder and on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. He lives in Singapore with his partner, Ashley, and their beloved Shiba Inu, Yoshi and Momo.
Prior Professional Experience
- Director - BowerGroupAsia (2017- October 2020)
- Manager – Government Affairs and Public Affairs, Wipro (2015-2016)
Areas of Expertise
- All Industries
- Government Affairs
- Public Affairs
- University of Colorado Boulder (2011-2015)— Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science with Honors
Insights & News From Charles Bower
What to Watch in the Indo-Pacific Tech Landscape
BowerGroupAsia’s tech sector team released the February 2022 iteration of the company’s tech sector calendar …
Timor-Leste Opposition’s Election Win Heralds Political Stability
The BGA Timor-Leste Team, led by Senior Adviser Amb. Ian Kemish, recently wrote an update on …
China’s AI Draft Regulation Addresses Global Concerns and Boosts National Security
The BGA China Team, led by Haiying Yuan, recently wrote an update on China’s draft regulation …