Maxfield Brown oversees the management of client projects in ASEAN for Dezan Shira’s Business Intelligence Unit. Joining the firm in 2015, his advisory assists companies to position and expand operations in Southeast Asia’s nuanced network of trade agreements, divergent socio-economic conditions, and changing regulatory environments. He specializes in the provision of supply chain optimization advisory, tariff engineering solutions, competitor analysis, and multi-county cost and competitiveness studies.
As the lead ASEAN editor for Dezan Shira’s Asia Briefing Ltd. subsidiary, Maxfield also focuses on the development of Asia Briefing’s pan ASEAN and Vietnam focused web platforms and publications, which provide detailed analysis on regulatory compliance, tax and accounting policy, and prevailing industry conditions throughout Southeast Asia. During 2016, he helped to launch Asia Briefing’s newest platform targeting the Indonesian market.
Prior to working at Dezan Shira, Maxfield held previous roles in the extractives and political risk industry and has extensive experience throughout Asia, The Americas, and Europe. He holds an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies and a BA in International Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.