Top 5 Risks for Business in Asia Pacific in 2017

Steve Wilford, Senior Partner APAC, Control Risks

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : March 01, 2017

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $0.00

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From the uncertainty created by the unpredictable trajectory of US policy to the fragmenting terrorist threat, international businesses face an unprecedented breadth of political, regulatory and security risks in 2017. Understanding how these risks play out across the world is crucial for companies as they reassess and adjust their strategic plans for the new era of geopolitics.

Senior Partner Steve Wilford outlines the top 5 risks for business in Asia Pacific for 2017 (and beyond), examining the key threats to companies operating in the region ranging from a Western policy shift away from globalization to a tightening regulatory regime in China.

About the Speaker:

Steve Wilford
Senior Partner APAC
Control Risks

Steve Wilford is a Senior Partner for Asia-Pacific in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team, in which role he leads a group of specialists conducting country, sector and regulatory risk assessment work. Prior to this, Steve was the Director of Corporate Investigations for South-East Asia. This remit encompassed joint venture partner/new purchase due diligence, litigation support, discreet inquiries and broader national, provincial and micro-scale political and regulatory risk analysis.

Steve’s recent consulting experience includes:

  • Conducted a highly sensitive investigation into government-linked corruption allegations surrounding a major multinational facing sanction by an international financial institution.
  • Investigated extortion against a major US multinational.
  • Designed and executed numerous joint-venture risk assessments in complex jurisdictions, such as Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Advised multinationals on pre-entry and operational policy for hostile environments in Asia, including in the oil and gas, telecommunications, non-governmental and manufacturing industries.

Steve is a regular BBC, CNN, CNBC, radio and print media commentator on trends in insurgency, political succession, corporate governance and threats to business assets in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as a frequent presenter at regional risk management conferences.

In a long career with Control Risks, Steve variously set up and ran Control Risks’ first operational presence in India, managed the South-East Asia business development team, ran the Jakarta office’s Corporate Investigations practice and spent several years as the company’s South-East Asia analyst.

Steve holds a master of philosophy in international relations from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honors degree in South-East Asian studies and language from the University of Hull, where he specialized in Thai military politics and Malaysian corporate governance issues.

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