Anthony Nelson

Anthony Nelson is a Vice President in the East Asia andPacific practice at ASG, where he advises clients on market entry, publicrelations, and business strategy in Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Nelson worked for eight years atthe U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. He managed the Council’s teams in Cambodia,Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, helped lead the first U.S. businessmission to Myanmar after sanctions were lifted, and organized U.S. businessengagement with the ASEAN economic ministers on behalf of the Council.

Mr. Nelson also was the Council lead for US-ASEAN BusinessAlliance for Competitive Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, a collaborationwith USAID which has trained more than 5,000 entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Nelson is a member of the board of directors of theU.S.-ASEAN Business Council Institute, and an advisor to The SEA SpiritFoundation. He is a frequent commentator on business and politics in SoutheastAsia, and has been interviewed by outlets including The Wall Street Journal,Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, and NPR.

He received a B.S. in Communications from NorthwesternUniversity.

Mr. Nelson is based in Washington, D.C.