Richard ‘Rick’ Payne has decades of experience in starting and building businesses in Asia Pacific, and writing about business challenges in the region. He has launched, built, and managed a network of 11 consulting offices throughout Asia employing 120 people. Rick is furthermore a writer/editor and trainer/public speaker with passion for Asian cultural, economic, and social issues. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt as Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia, Rick co-founded, built, and then sold the Asian operations of a consulting firm with a global reach. He subsequently held a series of positions with that firm in marketing, business development, and management. Early in his career, Rick worked as a writer, editor, and Asia editorial director for the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Rick is the editor for IMA Asia Insights and write the papers based on IMA Asia meetings held in Singapore. He is also a member of the IMA Asia Client Advisory Board.