Adam Welsh

Adam Welsh

Managing Director, Southeast Asia

Adam Welsh is managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Southeast Asia region. Mr. Welsh has managed large stakeholder and policy communications projects for governments and government agencies across the Southeast Asian region, including the Aceh Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency and the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia.

During his over 15 years of working in Asia, Mr. Welsh has worked for governments in the region and for private sector clients. Mr. Welsh also has managed government relations and communications campaigns for multinationals in Southeast and North Asia for clients that span from pharmaceutical companies, extractive industries, and fast moving consumer goods.  

Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Welsh was Asia head of market entry and government relations for a cloud-software company. In that role, he opened new markets and created policy change to create new sales opportunities from Australia to Japan and in Southeast Asia.  

A former journalist, who has worked for publications in the United States and Europe, Mr. Welsh has a strong media and government engagement background.  Mr. Welsh graduated from King’s College London, and has a Master’s Degree in Southeast Asian Politics and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.