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While no one is suggesting globalisation is coming to an end, there is an increasing emphasis on the "Asianisation" of supply chains. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, whose member countries account for about 30% of the global GDP, will broaden and deepen SouthEast Asia's engagement with other major economies in this part of the world. With countries such as the UK and China having applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership, Asia takes on even stronger role. Companies in South-East Asia are looking for the best ways to navigate these new waters.

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  • William Thomas (Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network)

    William Thomas

    Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network

    William Thomas is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network in South-east Asia. An experienced advisor to senior business and government leaders, he helps organisations understand the strategic, operational, and talent implications of geopolitical changes.

    William holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason University in the US, as well as a degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA. His academic research has centered on managing change in large, multinational organisations, with an emphasis on organisational culture.

    William is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, having spent much of his 21-year career as a strategic planner for complex operations such as humanitarian assistance and counterterrorism. He was Associate Professor of Political Science at the US Air Force Academy, and later taught at Georgetown University in Washington DC and as a Fulbright Scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

    Having worked in Asia since 2012, William has focused on leadership development and organisational change as a consultant, leadership coach, and training facilitator.

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