Eurasia Group is pleased to announce that David Sloan joined the firm today as Director, Asia. Based in Washington, DC, Mr. Sloan will head the company's Asia practice group.
"David brings a very broad and distinguished professional background from the worlds of private consulting, diplomacy, and non-governmental organizations, which will be a huge asset to the firm and our clients," said David Gordon, Eurasia Group's Head of Research. "In particular, his status as one of the United States' most experienced and respected India analysts provides new depth to our Asia coverage."
Mr. Sloan works in a range of countries, but he has specialized in India since 1988. His consulting cuts across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, energy, power, infrastructure, defense, retail, telecommunications, media, and civil aviation.
He was most recently a senior consultant at The Scowcroft Group, where he focused for 17 years on assessing political, economic, and commercial risk for global companies and investors. At the Scowcroft Group and Corporate Strategies International, he also developed and helped implement market entry and business development strategies, identified and vetted potential business partners, and helped resolve commercial disputes and other corporate problems.
From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Sloan served as Senior Associate and then Executive Vice President of Charles Percy & Associates, an international consulting boutique headed by former US Senator Charles Percy.
Prior to joining Charles Percy & Associates, Mr. Sloan was for eight years an economic officer in the U.S. Foreign Service stationed in Washington and Jamaica. He worked briefly on Capitol Hill in 1977 for Representative Michael Harrington.
His articles have appeared over the years on the op-ed and business pages of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Far Eastern Economic Review, Washington Times, Times of India, Business India, and Indian Express, among other publications.
Mr. Sloan has been a trustee and director of a number of non-profits as well as on the boards of both private and publicly traded companies. He is currently a trustee of The Mountain Institute and served from June-October 2010 as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Counterpart International, a Washington-based international NGO for which he was a board member 2002-08.
Mr. Sloan received his BA in political science from Tufts University and his MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute, New Delhi, from February-April 1994 and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute from 1985-86.