Regional Manager for Asia
U.S. Embassy – Bangkok
Brandon Megorden is the Regional Manager for Asia at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), a U.S. government agency that helps to create lasting business partnerships between the United States and emerging market economies. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Brandon is responsible for directing business development efforts and coordinating with public and private sector stakeholders to implement USTDA projects and programs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Brandon formerly served as a country manager with USTDA’s Sub-Sharan Africa region where he led development and management of USTDA activities in East and Central Africa. He began his career at USTDA as an analyst with the agency’s China and Mongolia portfolio. Brandon remains an active member of USTDA’s Renewable Energy and ICT Sector Teams.
Prior to joining USTDA, Brandon worked as a trade specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center in Boise, Idaho where he coordinated export outreach and education programs for U.S. companies. Brandon also served as a senior editor for the Beijing Olympic Committee during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Brandon completed graduate study in Chinese and American Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a certificate degree in Mandarin Chinese from Tsinghua University, and Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from the College of Idaho.