Sam Mugford

Sam is a Strategic Analyst with AsiaAustralis and an integral part of the team. He brings up to date and on ground understanding of the East Asian and South East Asian political economy and regulatory environment having travelled, studied and worked extensively across Asia over the past 5 years. On top of living in Indonesia and Cambodia as a child, in recent years he has lived, studied and worked in China (Shanghai and Beijing).

Sam has a passion for analysing the geopolitical conditions that effect business throughout Asia. He also brings a unique perspective on international business development, market entry conditions and cross-cultural aspects of business relationships.  Sam has developed this critical business knowledge from his extensive studies in international relations, business and law at the University of Adelaide, Shanghai Jiaotong University, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, Shandong University in China, and Humboldt University in Germany. While completing his studies in Australia and China, Sam has worked with a range of organisations including Geoff Raby & Associates in Beijing, King & Wood Mallesons in Shanghai, Duxton Asset Management in Adelaide, and as National Executive Officer of the Australia Indonesia Business Council.

Sam has completed a Bachelor in Law and a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Adelaide and has also developed professional Mandarin language skills with a Diploma in Languages (Mandarin). Sam has a conversational level of fluency in Mandarin, and is a former President of the Australia-China Youth Association South Australia Chapter.