Mark Dunn, Regional Manager for Asia, Thailand Office
Mark Dunn is the Regional Manager for Asia at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), based in Bangkok, Thailand, a position he has held since 2008. There, he is responsible for managing USTDA's activities in South and Southeast Asia, directing business development efforts, coordinating with relevant Asian and U.S. government agencies, and marketing USTDA services to potential partners throughout Asia. Mr. Dunn previously served as the agency's Country Manager for China and Mongolia from 2001-2003 and had the opportunity to design and implement a strategy for USTDA's operations in China, where the Agency had been prohibited from working since 1989.
After departing USTDA's China program in 2003, Mr. Dunn entered the private sector and continued working throughout Asia as a consultant, primarily focusing on the transportation sector. His work included project management, customs modernization, and supply chain security assignments, as well due diligence for financial donors. He developed a medium-term rolling investment plan for Mongolia's Ministry of Roads, Transport and Tourism and assisted with their long-term Transport Sector Strategy, in addition to undertaking specific infrastructure improvement projects in the road and rail subsectors. During this time, Mr. Dunn split his time between Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Beijing, China; and Washington, DC.
Mr. Dunn holds a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College (Northfield, MN) and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University (Washington, DC), focusing on Asia at both institutions. He has traveled and lived extensively throughout Asia as a student, consultant, and government official.