Mr. Aaron Franz is the Managing Director of Vriens & Partners’ head office in Singapore. Vriens & Partners is Southeast Asia’s leading government affairs consulting firm, with offices in Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Yangon and Phnom Penh. Aaron advises multinational companies on government affairs and political risk in sectors ranging from health care to disruptive technology to toys. Aaron has lived in the region for over 15 years, including the past 10 years in Singapore. He holds a master’s degree in international studies from the National University of Singapore and studied Mandarin for two years at Fo Guang University in Taiwan.