The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar) was established on October 31, 2013. To date, more than 170 companies employing over 20,000 Myanmar nationals have joined the Chamber. These companies represent a diverse collection of industries and nationalities, with a common goal to expand American business and promote the highest business standards in Myanmar.

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Event Details

Back by popular demand!

Please join AMCHAM Myanmar and OSAC for our upcoming panel briefing on the security situation in Myanmar.

In this seventh round of our series, we will feature our expert conflict & security speakers, our very own President and Managing Director of ATALIAN Global Services Myanmar, Adam Castillo, Director of the new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Markus Garlauskas, Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Marlon J. Grullón, and Co-Founder of COAR Global, Max Gardiner, who will provide an overview about the latest developments in Myanmar's on-going conflict as well as the security implications on businesses still operating in the market. This briefing will also focus on the potential impact of future elections on the security environment. There will be time for Q+A at the end of the panel.

This session will be conducted under Chatham House Rule and is off-the-record. This session is not open to members of the press. For press inquiries, please contact

  • Date and Time: October 17, 8:30 am to 10:00 am (Myanmar Time)
  • Venue: Zoom Webinar. A webinar link will be sent to you in advance.
  • Tickets: FREE for AMCHAM Myanmar Members
  • Booking deadline: October 16, 4 pm (Myanmar Time)
  • Capacity is limited and tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Prior booking is required and no walk ins accepted.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • This event is open to AMCHAM Myanmar members only.

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This ticket is eligible for listed representatives of AMCHAM Myanmar member companies only.

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Main Speakers

Adam Castillo

Managing Director of Atalian Global Services Myanmar

Adam founded a security company in Myanmar in 2013. He then partnered with ATALIAN Global Services – a global multi-national - in 2016. He is a former US Marine Corps Officer with combat operational experience in Afghanistan and operational experience in Korea. He has a masters in international relations with a focus on international terrorism. Based in Myanmar since 2013, he currently serves on the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Steering Committee since its inception in 2018. He is currently serving on the Board of Governors at AMCHAM Myanmar as President.

Markus Garlauskas

Director of Indo-Pacific Security Initiative of Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Markus Garlauskas is the director of the new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which replaces the former Asia Security Initiative. He leads this new initiative's efforts focused on security, prosperity, and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region. He led projects focused on deterrence and defense issues in East Asia as a nonresident senior fellow from August 2020 until assuming his duties as director in January 2023.

Garlauskas served in the US government for nearly twenty years. He was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service as the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for North Korea on the National Intelligence Council from July 2014 to June 2020. As NIO, he led the US intelligence community's strategic analysis on North Korea issues and expanded analytic outreach to non-government experts. He also provided direct analytic support to top-level policy deliberations, including the presidential transition, as well as the Singapore and Hanoi summits with North Korea.

Garlauskas served for nearly twelve years overseas at the headquarters of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and US Forces Korea in Seoul. His staff assignments there included chief of the Intelligence Estimates Branch and director of the Strategy Division. For his service in Korea, he received the Joint Civilian Distinguished Service Award, the highest civilian award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Garlauskas holds a BA in History from Kent State University. He earned a Master's Degree from Georgetown University's Security Studies graduate program, where he is now an adjunct professor.

Marlon J. Grullón

Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma

Marlon J. Grullón assumed his current position as the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma in August 2022. Prior to that he served as a Career Development Officer (CDO) and has been with the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DSS) for just over 22yrs. His career has primarily taken him abroad to locations such as the Philippines, The Dominican Republic, India, Suriname, and Venezuela. Domestically he has served in New York, Miami, and within the Countermeasures Directorate as a Program Manager in the Certification, Accreditation, & Transit Security Branch.


In his previous overseas assignments, he has served as the Deputy Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas from 2016 to 2018 and as the RSO for the United States Consulate in Chennai, India from 2010 to 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Marlon also served as the Site Security Manager (SSM) for the New Embassy Compound (NEC) construction site in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Max Gardiner

Co-Founder of COAR Global

Max Gardiner is a Co-Founder of COAR Global, and is COAR's Myanmar Country Director and office representative in Thailand. He has 14 years of experience working as an aid sector analyst and researcher for COAR, as well as for multiple local and international NGOs, UN agencies, and think tanks; he has been working on the international Myanmar response for 4 years, and spent the previous 7 years on the Syria response. His research is primarily focused on information gathering systems in conflict contexts; mechanisms for international engagement with local civil society; the linkages between humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding programme streams; informal money transfer systems; do-no-harm approaches in complex conflicts; and remote program management modalities.