Kian Ming

Senior Adviser

Dr. Ong Kian-Ming is a former Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament in Malaysia representing the Democratic Action Party. He was also a Special Officer to the Minister of Finance. Prior to his political life, he was the General Manager of the Penang Institute office in Kuala Lumpur, a lecturer at UCSI University, a researcher at the Socio-Economic Development and Research (SEDAR) Institute and the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Studies (INSAP) and a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Kuala Lumpur office.

His areas of policy interest includes trade and investment flows, the convergence of technology & industrial development and the intersection between public policy and politics.

He was a former Fulbright Scholar and holds a PhD in Political Science from Duke University, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He was an ASEAN Scholar in Singapore where he studied at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College. 

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The geopolitics and economics of the UK's biggest post-Brexit trade deal

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This week on the podcast, Associate Ross Nugent is joined by Senior Advisers Tiffany McDonald and Ong Kian Ming to discuss the UK's recent decision to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The CPTPP will give access to commerce with 11 Indo-Pacific countries, but what exactly does it mean for the UK's place in a post-Brexit world?

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