Marc P. Mealy is the Vice President-Policy at the US ASEAN Business Council, the leading trade association for over 150 American companies doing business in Southeast Asia. From the Council’s headquarters in Washington DC he oversees the Council’s information products across ten markets and eight industry sectors, and coordinates advocacy strategy efforts with its regional six offices in ASEAN. Since joining the Council in 2003 he has become recognized as a leading expert on doing business in Malaysia and regional economic integration in Southeast Asia.
Mr. Mealy began his career in international trade as an international trade policy analyst with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. While at USDA, he was admitted into the U.S. Foreign Service and managed over a billion dollars in agricultural commodity export credit and food assistance programs with USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.
Prior to joining the US-ASEAN Business Council he served on the Professional Staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as the principle economist on global economic policy issues; and later as the Foreign Economic Policy Advisor to Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York. He has also served as the Director of the African American Institute’s Trade and Investment Program (TIP) where he developed capacity building training programs in international investment promotion for government agencies in southern Africa.
Mr. Mealy earned a B.A. in Economics and Third World Studies from Oberlin College and an M.S. degree in Economics from the University of Florida. He has regular guest lecturer at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and frequent speaker on international trade policy at American University, Brookings, Carnegie Endowment, and the Federal Reserve Bank. He has been published in the Diplomat, Institute of Strategic and International Studies-Malaysia, Oxford Business Group; Site Selection magazine; and is a frequent guest commentator on CCTV, CNBC, Chanel News Asia, and NPR.