Andrew Gilholm

Principal and Director of Analysis

  • Asia Pacific
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring
  • Investor Services

Andrew Gilholm is a Principal and Director of the analysis practice for Greater China and North Asia, overseeing coverage of political, regulatory and security issues across the region. Andrew has worked in the political risk industry focusing on China and Korea for 17 years, mainly based in the region since 2001.

Recent tasks that Andrew has worked on include:

  • Provided regular analysis and advisory support to one of the world’s largest oil companies reassessing its China strategy in the context of ongoing political, policy, industry and economic changes.
  • Conducted analysis for a major European retail and property investment company of risks involved in real estate development projects in China, focusing on potential corruption and reputational issues.
  • Delivered risk assessment and recommendations for a US healthcare firm adapting its risk management and government relations strategy to fit China’s changing political-regulatory landscape.
  • Developed scenarios for North Korean regime stability and long-term Korean peninsula security, for a top global financial institution with a large presence in the region.

  • Before joining Control Risks, Andrew worked as an Asia-Pacific analyst at the political and economic consultancy Oxford Analytica, a communication specialist at Microsoft China, and East Asia analyst at a firm advising insurance sector clients on political risk. He has worked in China for most of the period since 2001 and served in postings in Control Risks’ London, Singapore and Seoul offices.

    Andrew’s comments, analysis or op-eds have appeared in media and journals including the China Economic Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Time Magazine, and in broadcasts by the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC. He has a master’s degree with distinction in East Asian politics and international relations, and a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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