Country Representative, Thailand
Tel: +66 (2) 233-1644 to 1647
Fax: +66 (2) 237-7011
Expertise: Thailand, Bangladesh; law and human rights; and governance
Kim McQuay is The Asia Foundation's country representative to Thailand, where he manages programs that promote peaceful conflict resolution, greater citizen engagement in political processes, and more responsive and transparent systems of governance. He previously completed an assignment as the Foundation's Bangkok-based regional director for law and governance (2009-10). In this capacity, he supported Foundation field offices in the design, implementation, and assessment of program activities in law and governance and related fundraising initiatives, including criminal justice, legal education, community legal service delivery, and legal empowerment.
From 2003 to 2009, Kim served as the Foundation's country representative to Bangladesh. His appointment marked a return to Bangladesh, where he previously served as the Foundation's deputy country representative from 1992 to 1996. Kim's program responsibilities in Bangladesh included leadership of a comprehensive national election program, the launch of milestone local economic governance and community policing programs, engagement of religious and secular leaders of influence in national development efforts, and co-leadership of a three-country regional project on Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups (2007-09) for the Asian Development Bank.
Kim's additional field experience with the Foundation includes service as project manager of two governance programs in Sri Lanka (1990-92), deputy country representative for Cambodia (1996-99), and Jakarta-based senior director for law programs (2001-03). As special assistant to former Asia Foundation president Bill Fuller (1999-2001), he worked closely with senior executives and the board of trustees on a range of institutional policy issues and coordinated the Foundation's regional human rights programs.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Kim practiced law with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto.
Education: B.A. and an LL.B. from Queen's University; LL.M in public international law from the University of Cambridge.