Senior Research Director - ASEAN, ICT, Digital Policy, Financial ServicesEmail
Mario Masaya is currently serving the Council as Senior Research Director for Digital Policy based in the Washington DC office since August 2022. He oversees digital-related advocacy efforts, programs, and activities, particularly under the Council’s ICT, Financial Services, and ASEAN Committees.
Mario joined the Council in 2014 in its Jakarta office and led the Council’s ASEAN Committee and SME Program portfolios while supporting the Indonesia Committee. He moved to the Singapore office and led the Council’s digital policy-related portfolios in June 2021. He worked on the Council’s signature business missions and various programs over the years at both regional and country levels, performing either a leading or supporting role in these programs. He initiated the ASEAN SME Academy, the U.S.-ASEAN Internship Program, and the ASEAN-US Digital Consultative Forum.
Mario previously worked at the ASEAN Secretariat, a university, and a political consulting firm in Indonesia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Parahyangan University in Indonesia, and a master’s degree from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He lived and studied in Beijing at the Beijing Language and Culture University.