Mr. Paulo Guedes Moreau began work with Tractus Asia in February 2020 as a Research Analyst at the firm’s Bangkok Office. In this role, Mr. Guedes works with the company’s Directors, Managers and Consultants to support Tractus’ foreign direct investment and trade consulting services in ASEAN, especially in Thailand, for both foreign and domestic clients. In order to realize regional projects, he closely collaborates with Tractus’ offices in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the USA to deliver exceptional value and unique solutions to clients.
Mr. Guedes’ interest in Asia began while seeking advice from his professor regarding the optimal location to do his undergraduate exchange in his final year. His professor highlighted the dynamic business environment and the fast-growing nature of Asian economies in the 21st century, all of which further fostered Mr. Guedes’ curiosity in Asia. Wanting to garner more exposure to this part of the world and its opportunities, he was eager to accept his offer to do his exchange in Bangkok at the Thammasat Business School starting in August 2018.
Having completed his 5-month undergraduate exchange term at Thammasat with First Class Honors (3.6/4.0 GPA), Mr. Guedes extended his stay in Bangkok and began work with the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce as their Commercial Coordinator until June 2019. In this role, Mr. Guedes served as a liaison between public and private sector organizations in Thailand and Canada in order to support, promote and enhance bilateral trade. Seizing the opportunity to study and work in Bangkok gave him holistic view of the Thai business environment and to a lesser extent the Southeast Asian business environment as well. After nearly 1-year in Thailand, Mr. Guedes had to return to Canada to finish his business undergraduate degree. However, en route back to Canada he stopped by in Mozambique to help a local businessman reestablish the Canada-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce in Maputo by August 2019.
Mr. Guedes now holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in International Management (Cum Laude), from the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada. As a proud Canadian, he is an active member of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and aims to strengthen bilateral trade between ASEAN and Canada. In his leisure time, Paulo enjoys skiing, swimming, powerlifting, reading, and playing piano. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish with intermediate ability in Portuguese and German.