Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson

Managing Director

Steve has 20 years of experience working in a variety of project implementation and business development roles, with 7 years spent in Singapore. In 2016, he set up Asia Market Entry, a company focused on helping international technology companies build a footprint in the Asia Pacific region without having to setup locally themselves.

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Vishmi De Silva

Vishmi De Silva

Business Development & Operations Director

Vishmi has been based in Singapore for over 12 years, primarily working with SMEs, multinationals and Government organisations with limited resources in Asia. In 2010 she co-founded ‘Stepping Stone’, an APAC-focused advisory and investment business for service and tech companies. Prior to joining Asia Market Entry, Vishmi was Singapore Trade Director for Victorian Government Trade & Investment.

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Ciaran O’Keeffe

Ciaran O’Keeffe

Senior Business Development Advisor

Based in Asia for over 3 years, Ciaran has hands-on experience working with innovative technology companies exporting to the South East Asian region, working in the ASEAN regional office of Enterprise Ireland, the Irish trade promotion agency. Prior to living in Singapore, Ciaran studied and worked in China and speaks fluent Mandarin.

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James Kwa

James Kwa

Business Development Advisor

James is a Singaporean who has lived and worked abroad in Australia since 2007. In 2017, James moved back to Singapore with Accenture where he worked with Fortune Global 500 Companies and Governments in the fields of System Technologies, Implementation, Strategic Planning, Project and Change Management. James speaks both English and Mandarin fluently.

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Anthony Howe

Anthony Howe

Business Development & Corporate Development

A multi-company entrepreneur, Anthony has an accomplished background of 20 years in innovation, corporate development and interactive systems design. In 2012, Anthony founded ‘Think Howe’, a service design firm with a strong background in occupational health & psychology, entrepreneurial finance and interactive design & development.

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Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans

Business Advisor - Europe

Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and legal andcompliance sectors. Skilled in Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Securities, and Capital Markets. Strongbusiness development skills. 

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Mark Pinan

Mark Pinan

Senior Business Advisor - Australia

Mark brings over 20 years of experience in large Enterprise, Start-ups  and consultancy. Mainly focussed in technology, Mark has held several high profile roles across Sweden, UK, Latin America & Australia. Prior to joining AME, Mark ran a consultancy introducing European companies & solutions into the Latin American market. He has built local presence from the ground up in both Latin America & Australia utilising his large International network. Mark is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Claire Bull

Claire Bull

Marketing Director

Claire has over 15 years of experience in business to business marketing across global organisations. She has worked across internal and external corporate communications, digital strategy and brand building. Based in Singapore for the last 18 months Claire helps Asia Market Entry and their clients successfully market their business in Asia.

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John Neal

John Neal

Business Partner - Australia

John is an experienced business person having spent a large part of his career in the media and communications sector.
In 2001 John set up media agency Carat in Melbourne in a joint venture with Aegis Plc (now Dentsu Aegis).
The business quickly became a leading player in the market and after 4 years had grown to a company turning over $130m in capitalized billings. It had a blue -chip list of clients including Nintendo, Cadbury Schweppes, Adidas, and Fonterra. 

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Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Advisor - Singapore

Matthew has 25 years’ experience in law enforcement, forensics and advisory, and 15 years in Asia, Matthew has handled challenging assignments – from factual investigations to large-scale, global multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption matters.
Matthew has extensive experience in international assignments, gaining this experience conducting investigations whilst based in Asia. Matthew has spent time in the UK, Europe, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and India on assignment.

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Richard Khoo

Richard Khoo

Business Partner - Vietnam

Richard is a veteran in the Global Marketing business with experience spanning over 30 years with multiple top-tier MNCs and FMCG firms such as Coca-Cola, Unilever and Nestle where he specialises in the area of global distribution and marketing. His past roles and experiences have also steered him to help build multiple startups and brands in key Asian markets most notably in India and China that have since established themselves with high performing team members.

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James Quek

James Quek

Business Partner - Vietnam

James is the former Group COO of the Crystal Jade Group, Division CEO of BreadTalk Group as well as the Country CEO for China and ASEAN. He brings a wealth of experience of over 30 years in the F&B Industry and managing regional brands in more than 18 countries. Prior to this he was a lecturer at McDonald’s Corporate University in Illinois providing management training to junior and middle level management staff. He is currently the Co-Founder and Partner of CVI Corporation, a specialist in the Quality Industry.

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Sean Winslow

Sean Winslow

Regional Director - USA

Sean has 25 years of progressive professional services, sales, and business executive-level leadership experience with multi-national technology organizations, with nearly 20 years in the high-technology sector focusing on quality content mgt, business process, and learning automation software solutions.   Prior to his career in deploying technology solutions and facilitating company expansions, Sean began his leadership training serving as a Lead Aeromedical Evacuation Technician in the US Air Force and is a military war veteran.

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