An introduction to
Asian Demographics is the
leading company in demographics and socio-economic
research in Asia.
With offices in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong,
Tokyo and Singapore, the principals in Asian Demographics
have over 40 years combined experience in demographics
and socio-economics in the region. Our particular
combination of skills means that Asian Demographics
is more than just a data provider. We also offer
forecasting, analysis and reliable predictions
to provide you with information that you can depend
on to make good business decisions for your product
or service in Asia.
Asian Demographics specialises in the collection,
analysis and modeling of demographic data to provide
a perspective of the demographic future of Asia.
Asian Demographics is able to provide insightful
reports on the demographic trends of Asia and
their implications for consumer products and services
by combining in-house statistical skills and computer
models, an extensive knowledge of the consumer
markets of Asia and its unique extensive data
bases. These databases cover all the major countries
of Asia and extend back 29 years covering a wide
range of demographic and socio-economic series,
harmonized to enable comparison between countries.
Dr. C. R. Laurent
[Director and Chief Technical Officer and New
Clint Laurent is an Executive Director and Chief
Technical Officer of Asian Demographics Ltd.
He has considerable experience in the Market Research
Industry of Asia. In 1989 he founded Asia Market
Intelligence Ltd which is a full service market
research company operating throughout the region.
He sold out to management that he brought into
that company in order to develop a company which
focused on higher value analysis and reporting
- namely Asia Studies Ltd. This is a market research
company also operating Asia Region wide - with
a focus on offering superior analysis and reporting.
He sold that Company to Wirthlin Worldwide in
1996. He started Asian Demographics in 1995.
He has a PhD in Marketing and Statistics from
Bath University in the UK and a Master's Degree
in Commerce from Victoria University, Wellington
Mr. Ross Burgess
[CEO and Director and Australia Office]
Ross Burgess is CEO for Asian Demographics.
Ross has lived and worked in Asia for the past
15 years residing at various times in Hong Kong,
Tokyo and Singapore. During this time Ross has
held positions in consumer marketing, strategic
planning and corporate affairs. Ross has worked
primarily in regional roles and has first hand
experience in both the developing and developed
markets of Asia.
Currently residing in Sydney, Ross has degrees
in both business and literature and continues
to spend significant time in the various markets
Dr Susan Ward
[CEO and Director of Asian Demographics HealthCare]
Asian Demographics HealthCare provides industry
specific data bases, reports and bespoke services
to Biopharmaceutical and Healthcare companies
in order that the growing potential in Asia can
be utilised Clients include multinational Pharmaceutical
companies, biotech companies and investment agencies.
Dr Susan Ward, CEO and Director of Asian Demographics
HealthCare, has more than 8 years experience of
the Asian Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sector.
Combining this experience and a keen interest
in modeling techniques to determine market potential,
she provides the essential industry specific knowledge
Dr Ward holds a medical degree from University
College in London, a Masters in Public Health
and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University,
Australia and the Sloan Masters MBA from the London
Business School. She is an Honorary Lecturer at
Hong Kong University.
Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Ph.D.
[Chief strategist and Director Asian ForeSights]
Dr. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong is a business strategist
and economist with 20 years of experience gained
in over thirty countries. He is a Canadian who
grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent
the last 20 years working in Europe, Sub-Sahara
Africa, and Asia/ Pacific. He has served as strategy
advisor to over thirty Fortune 500 companies in
the Asia/Pacific region. Since 2001, Dr Hedrick-Wong
as served as economic advisor to MasterCard International
As chief strategist for Asian ForeSights Yuwa
works with clients on specific needs which include
monitoring and forecasting economic growth and
emerging business development trends in the region.
In this capacity, he also assists in devising
market entry strategies, addressing public policy
challenges, analysing business impacts of demographic
and lifestyle changes, and assessing market-specific
business development potential and constraints.
In order to tap deeper local knowledge and market-specific
insights, Yuwa chairs a knowledge panel of leading
economists, policy analysts and business strategists
in Asia/Pacific, with members including experts
from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and
Southeast Asia, for regular discussions and exchange
of perspectives and knowledge sharing.
As a student of philosophy, political science,
economics and history, Yuwa studied at Trent University,
University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser
University in Canada. He received further post-graduate
training in health economics, energy and resource
economics, and scenario forecast and planning.
Yuwa is a frequent commentator on TV and in the
media on current economic, policy and business
issues in Asia Pacific, and a published author
in economic development and international relations.
He is also Visiting Professor, School of Management,
Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
[General Manager South East Asia]
Brigitte Holtschneider is a permanent resident of Singapore and has worked across a number of Asian countries, in addition to gaining extensive experience in both Western and Eastern Europe.
Brigitte's skills and knowledge stretch across a number of business disciplines including Finance and Administration, Sales and Marketing, Project Management and new business set-ups, particularly in Central Asia and Russia. Most recently, Brigitte has been involved in Strategic Planning, Business Development, M&A Analysis and General Management activities in Asia.
With a Master of Economics, Brigitte brings a breadth and depth of experience to our Singapore operations.