Aydon Singapore

Aydon ConsultantsJoshua Brown

Manager

Mr. Brown was appointed as Tractus Asia’s first Country Manager for Singapore in July 2015 and represents Tractus in-country, managing a portfolio of business with ASEAN and India-focused clients in addition to his on-going regional roles and responsibilities as a member of the firm’s Strategy and Implementation and Corporate Finance practice groups. Some of his recent project work includes:

  • Multi-country responsibility for a 700+ FTE IT infrastructure support and software engineering outsourcing and offshoring program.
  • Conducting due diligence, cash flow and risk probability analysis on a joint venture decision for a publically listed pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Conducting supply chain and asset leasing cost analysis on a manufacturing site selection decision for a global tier-1 agriculture feed manufacturer

Before relocating to Singapore, Mr. Brown led Tractus’ engagements in Myanmar including advising on direct investment decisions for mining, agricultural and mineral processing, as well as investments for companies in the porcelain tableware, garments and textiles, construction materials and pharmaceutical manufacturing space. In addition to direct investment projects, Mr. Brown has advised on industry and economic analysis, market entry strategy and expansion projects in the FMCG, real estate, agriculture, electric power, railway transport, insurance and mining sectors among others.

Mr. Brown was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar and is a member of the Management Committee and Capital Campaign Chair of the Canada Asean Business Council. Mr. Brown has spoken extensively on the topic of ASEAN, and Myanmar specifically, at forums in Toronto and New York as well as in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. As one of the earliest business advisors on the ground following the suspensions of US sanctions,

Mr. Brown’s opinions on Myanmar are regularly sought after and have been printed in regional media as well as in the Nikkei Asian Review, Washington Post, Globe and Mail and Christian Science Monitor. Prior to joining Tractus, Mr. Brown worked for an agency in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department dedicated to building and strengthening industry-government partnerships on topics of high technology cooperation. He has also spent time in South Africa and Ghana in the advertising industry and as a journalist writing for Thomson Reuters in New York and Canada’s National Post in Toronto.

Mr. Brown earned his degree in Political Science from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada and is a deferred candidate for graduation from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, Canada for his accelerated Bachelor of Journalism. In addition, Mr. Brown has completed innovation and change management training programs through INSEAD in Singapore.