We seek intelligence to identify and address compliance and ethical issues in operations and transactions.
We track political and regulatory developments to mitigate impacts and maximize opportunities.
We identify opportunities for engagement, dialogue and partnerships.
We enhance policies, improve practices and increase preparedness and resilience.
SIPA Partners provided reputation risk assessment and mitigation services to a Japanese corporation in Southeast Asia including through benchmarking and training.
SIPA Partners was retained by an investment firm to identify and map relevant stakeholders in Japan, and support network building through introductions and meeting facilitation.
SIPA Partners developed a market entry strategy with a robust advocacy component for a technology company looking to enter an innovative sector whose regulations are still being shaped.
SIPA Partners advised an industry association on stakeholder mapping, public policy monitoring and government advocacy in Japan.
Romain Caillaud is a risk and reputation management consultant with more than a decade of experience providing public affairs and strategic intelligence services to corporations, law firms and nonprofits in Japan and Southeast Asia, with particular expertise in the technology, energy and manufacturing sectors. Currently located in Japan, Romain was based prior in Singapore and in Myanmar, and is originally from France.
Romain established in January 2021 in Tokyo, public affairs and strategic intelligence consultancy, SIPA Partners. He is also a member of the Japan Committee of the Temple University Law School Compliance Advisory Board, and an associate fellow in the Myanmar Studies Program at Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute).
Romain was earlier a senior director with a NASDAQ-listed multidisciplinary advisory firm, in its Tokyo and Singapore offices, where he led strategic communications and corporate intelligence teams across Asia. Notable mandates he oversaw in this capacity include advising a global technology firm on the development and implementation of its public policy and government relations strategy for Japan including intelligence gathering, issues analysis and stakeholder outreach; and advising a major Japanese manufacturing conglomerate on the management of a compliance, reputation and ethical crisis it faced having received allegations of modern slavery in its Southeast Asian supply chain. Romain also worked prior as a director with two Southeast Asia-focused government affairs consultancies, in Myanmar and in Singapore.
Romain holds a Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and a Bachelor of Arts in Southeast Asian Studies and Burmese Language from the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. He also studied at Waseda University in Japan, Yangon University in Myanmar, and the University of Pennsylvania in the US. Romain is fluent in French and English, and conversant in Japanese and Burmese.
April 8, 2021: SIPA Partners’ principal, Romain Caillaud, releases an analysis of the economic and business impact of the political crisis in Myanmar, “Free-Falling, Myanmar’s Post Coup Economy”
February 2, 2021: SIPA Partners’ principal, Romain Caillaud, publishes an oped in Nikkei Asia: “Why Myanmar’s Generals Turned Back to a Dark Past”