To introduce you to Asia Mind Dynamics is to share with you the story of behaviours, mindset changes, obstacles and performance. And the story of us, Andreas and Najwa, on how we learned to experience and appreciate the different tools of the mind.
Throughout my life, I, Andreas attempted to assist entities, institutions, governments, universities and companies to overcome problems and develop solutions. In my studies and during my initial career, I analysed, studied and worked in slum and squatter areas of Sri Lanka, and West Africa. During my work, people told me, how hard it is for them to make a living, and even harder to make desired changes to create a different life. But interestingly, they were often very happy, so still frustrated with the limited options available to them.
I came to Malaysia in 1993 while working with the UNDP at the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department. I was part of a programme called The National Spatial Development Plan.
Upon completion of the project, Najwa, who is my wife and partner, and I migrated to Indonesia. Working with a regionally operating market research company, I established a successful Business-to-Business Market Research Department. The objective was to assist companies to successfully penetrate the Indonesian market.
After Indonesia collapsed in 1998 during the Asian crisis, Najwa and I moved, with our newly born son Nabil to Singapore. Here, I assisted an American market research firm in their efforts to establish their business across Asia Pacific.