Ambassador Kirk Wagar is a Co-Chair of Mercury and is based in its Singapore office. Wagar utilizes decades of experience at the intersection of public policy and business to solve complex problems for clients across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Mercury, Wagar served as the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore from 2013 to 2017. As Ambassador in one of the world’s most important business hubs, he worked with over 4,000 American companies, helping them navigate the issues businesses in the area face.
Prior to his Ambassadorship, Wagar served on the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee for the 2011 and 2012 terms and served on the Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee in 2010. He founded Wagar Law, P.A. in 1998, a commercial litigation firm that focused on complex commercial and insurance matters. Long active in trial lawyer organizations, Wagar has served on the board of governors for the American Association for Justice and on the boards of directors for the Florida Justice Association as well as the Miami-Dade Justice Association.
Ambassador Wagar is currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Atlantic Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the East West Center and serves as Chairman of the Board for A-Star Education Holding and a member of L Catterton Asia Fund’s Strategic Advisory Board.
He earned a J.D. at the University of Miami in 1993 and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1990.