Political Risk Advisory
Through our bespoke firm-specific political risk assessment and management advisory, we help companies who are, or plan to enter emerging markets be proactive by predicting and analyzing political events and decisions before they happen. Our recommendations and strategies on how to mitigate, manage or confront the identified political risks, complement our “applied political science” and risk assessment methodology towards informed judgments and sound executive decisions.
Businesses are embedded in politics. The uncertainties in political events, decisions and structures beset all markets and companies. To harness opportunities and avoid the threats, companies need to know, understand, asses and manage political risks.
Political risks uncertainties affect businesses and markets on a daily basis. To be a truly resilient and successful business, continually harnessing these opportunities or mitigating these risks is a must.
Political Sentiment Analytics
Harnessing the power of data science, W&R offers political sentiment indexes and analyses mined from cyberspace in order for companies, electoral aspirants and government agencies to understand how their respective publics view and react to their brand, programs and policies.
Understanding your political audience requires high-level data and analysis. Our proprietary data-mining and analytics software coupled by expert qualitative analysis, generate insights you need in order for electoral aspirants to understand their audience.
Companies are public entities that interface with their customers who are also politically conscious. From good environmental and to good labor practices, the public care about if companies are aligned with developmental and public goals. As such, companies need to know, understand and measure how they are perceived politically. We mine the data form social media and make companies aware of their level of legitimacy
Social media is a powerful tool for governments to know and understand the needs, wants and preferences of their constituents. More importantly, this measures the level of their political legitimacy. We help governments monitor the sentiments of their constituents so they may know how these constituents react to their programs and policies.
Political Marketing and Advisory
Engaging in communications in the political and public affairs space require unique expertise. W&R offers electoral aspirants; political parties and public sector organizations engaged in political branding, expert political marketing services to succeed in the public sphere.
Armed with expert marketing and public affairs knowledge, we build the optimal “brand” for individuals and organizations in the private, developmental or public institutions, which need to present their best image in the political sphere.
Social media is one of the most potent platforms to market political brands. W&R will plan and execute specialized social media strategies in the political and public affairs sphere.
We help electoral aspirants and political parties with their campaign needs: from organizing sorties to gathering and analyzing data on electoral psychographics. W&R is a one-stop-shop for electoral success.
Public Policy Advisory
We help public sector institutions including national and local government bureaucracies, international development organizations, elected officers and electoral aspirants solve their most pressing public policy problems.
Government and developmental organizations need expert specialist advice on economic and development policies. We help through our cutting-edge and rigorous development research and advisory.
The study of International politics is a science and foreign policy need to be evidence and framework-based for it affects millions of lives. We help build foreign policy proposals and study international relations for government organizations.
With world-class expertise in economic and political development research, we build campaign policy platforms for electoral aspirants, political parties and governments.
Robin Michael Garcia Ph.D.Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Robin Michael Garcia is an practicing political scientist, political risk management specialist, scholar and the founder and chief executive officer of Warwick & Roger, a leading political affairs advisory firm specializing in emerging markets. He has extensive experience in political analysis across academia, government, media and business while doing advisory work across several industries including telecommunications, mining, information and communications technology, oil, gas and energy, food, beverage and pharmaceuticals among others.
As a corporate public affairs professional, he was head of legislative research for Stratbase, a partner of BowerGroupAsia in the Philippines. Previously, he was senior associate for an investment transaction consulting firm as well as policy consultant for several government and political institutions. As a published author and scholar, he was also senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines and at De La Salle University on international and comparative political economy, public policy analysis and design and international relations.
Robin holds a doctorate in political science and international relations from the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University in Shanghai specializing in political economic change of Asian economies where he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He earned a master’s degree in public administration and public policy from the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) with honors and a bachelor’s degree in development and politics at De La Salle University.
Enkhzul Orgodol, MPPManaging Partner for Mongolia and Eurasia
Enkhzul or Zula is Warwick & Roger’s Managing Partner where she leads the firm’s overall practice in Mongolia. She has vast experience in the private sector, government and civil society. While also Managing Partner for Montgomery Fitch + Associates, Zula is a rising expert in Asian emerging markets. She’s a published author and a former government official. She is founder and president of Doing Business in Asia Alliance (DBiA) a Mongolia-based international business association with presence in Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines. She also founded and runs Educated Initiatives, a non-governmental organization doing personal and business development strategies.
Zula holds a master's degree in public policy from the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) scholar, a scholarship awarded to exceptional young professionals in the Asia. She was also recognized as the "Student of the Year" for her business administration degree at the National University of Mongolia.
Connie da Cunha MBA, MAIPM, CPPD, JPManaging Partner for Australia and Oceania
Connie is an award-winning Filipino-Australian project director and entrepreneur with multiple decades of experience as a senior executive within the public and private sectors and across various industries such as infrastructure, information and communication technology, transport and supply chain, mining, renewable energy and, oil and gas.
Connie is the founder of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia Philippines Incorporated and is the current President. In her role in the Chamber, Connie is involved in several chambers of commerce and business councils within the APEC economies. She is a Board Member of the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Round Table since 2006. She was awarded the Philippine Recognition Award in 2000 and a recipient of the prestigious Queensland Filipino Women Achievement Awards 2000.
Through her work, she is influential with heads of government and captains of industries, and influential in trade policies. Connie is an active participant of start-up and innovation ecosystem in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. She mentors founders and invest in start- ups with innovative ideas that solves day to day problems that bring positive impact to people’s lives. Her professional experience and businesses align with her lifelong interest in data management, cyber security, software development application, internet of things, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and digital communication technology.
Connie studied accounting, computer science and has a Master of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology. She is a Certified Practicing Project Director with the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Vijay Dhayal, MBAManaging Partner for Myanmar and South Asia
Vijay is a market entry expert with extensive work experience in market entry strategy, market research and advisory services in Myanmar for clients across the ASEAN region. He has over six years of consulting experience across a range of sectors including automobile, power, manufacturing & agriculture.
Vijay completed his MBA from FMS, Delhi in 2011. Since then, Vijay has delivered services for clients from Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Germany, India, China, and Thailand by advising them on Investment opportunities in Myanmar.
In his client work, Vijay advises clients on all aspects of business strategy, mergers, and acquisitions, corporate finance, operations, and family business and governance. Vijay’s passion and enthusiasm for the Myanmar growth story are shared by all those professionals he works with and Vijay strongly believes in knowledge transfer of industry best practices and working closely with clients in a partnership environment to achieve the right result.
Prashanta Pradhan, MPP
Prashanta is a public policy specialist with expertise in trade policy, public-private partnerships and international development with experiences in private sector, donor agencies as well as non-profits. He is also the Country Partner for Doing Business in Asia Alliance, an international business network with presence in Mongolia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal and Hong Kong.
Currently, he serves as Consultant to UNDP in Cambodia in the public-private partnership project between UNDP, GRAB and the Ministry of Transport focusing on urban transport planning. Since 2016, he has been consulting German Development Cooperation on trade policy and regional economic integration in Cambodia and Myanmar. Prashanta also holds Visiting Faculty positions in Economics and Business Strategy at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Royal University of Law and Economics. In the past, he also worked with the Public Sector and Government Consulting Team of Frost & Sullivan in Malaysia and Standard Chartered Bank in Nepal.
Prashanta holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Additionally, he also holds an MBA along with Bachelor’s in Information Systems.