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About us

Core team

Rapid Asia has a core team of experienced project managers and consultants who are based in Bangkok. They are supported by a large network of thematic consultants, sub-contractors and freelance interviewers, which enables Rapid Asia to carry out evaluations anywhere in the world. Evaluation expertise is at the core and project teams are put together around M&E requirements. With the help of our thematic expert consultants, we can work effectively across thematic areas.

The Founder

Daniel Lindgren - Rapid Asia Founder

Daniel Lindgren, founder of Rapid Asia, has extensive experience in international business consulting, project management and research. He is a true International consultant having lived, worked and studied on four continents including Europe, US, Australia and Asia.

During his career he has held a number of senior positions with leading global consulting firms, working with economic consulting, finance, business consulting, monitoring & evaluation, political polling, and social research.

Since beginning of 2010, Rapid Asia has carried out multi country and large scale national studies across Asia and beyond, working with a number of high profile UN and other development agencies. Between 2002 and 2009, Daniel worked as a Director and later Regional Director for TNS Research International starting in Indonesia where he oversaw numerous large key accounts as well as being the Country Head of the Polling & Social Sector. In this capacity he developed and worked with a number of international Aid and Donor organizations. In 2007 he relocated to Bangkok to establish a regional hub for Social Research. During this time Daniel cultivated an extensive network of sub-contractors and clients, and carried out several large multi country projects for a variety of regional development agencies.

Daniel is an occasional speaker and has written several feature articles for various publications. He is also joint author of several books including:

  • “The New Investor’s Handbook for Indonesia” (2004),
  • “Public Opinion Polling in a Globalised World” (2007),
  • “From Customer Retention to a Holistic Stakeholder Management System” (2008).
  • “A new way of measuring behavioural compliance for prevention programme interventions using KAP Score” (2019).

He is an active member of several, regional networks in Bangkok.

Thailand Office

Cambodia Office

In August 2010, the Founder of Rapid Asia, Daniel Lindgren, co-founded BMRS Asia (Cambodia) Ltd., together with Andy Gower, Managing Director of BMRS Asia in Thailand. BMRS Asia Cambodia has become a major player in the research industry in Cambodia and serves as a field office to Rapid Asia for social development research carried out in Cambodia.