Ben Li

Director

Shanghai

Ben Li is a Director in Control Risks' Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice, based in Shanghai. He is experienced in investigations, due diligence and business intelligence in emerging markets, particularly in Greater China. Ben is primarily responsible for developing, overseeing and managing projects with a focus on conflict of interest investigations, competitive intelligence, as well as all aspects of compliance consulting and complex problem solving.

  • Asia Pacific
  • 3rd Party / Partner Due Diligence
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enhanced Due Diligence


Ben Li is a Director in Control Risks' Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice, based in Shanghai. He is experienced in investigations, due diligence and business intelligence in emerging markets, particularly in Greater China. Ben is primarily responsible for developing, overseeing and managing projects with a focus on conflict of interest investigations, competitive intelligence, as well as all aspects of compliance consulting and complex problem solving.


Ben’s recent projects include:
  • Advising a client facing complex internal misconduct allegations in their China operation, assisting with discreet and overt investigations.

  • Leading an investigation into several whistle-blower allegations of misconduct, conflicts of interest and corruption involving sales personnel and more than ten distributors of the China subsidiary of a medical device company headquartered in the US.

  • Working with external and internal legal counsel for a client investigating alleged sales fraud and embezzlement related to its China operation.

  • Investigating bid-rigging allegations against a distributor in mainland China for a US manufacturer of heavy equipment.

  • Directing cross-site teams to conduct comprehensive pre-investment due diligence for a major multinational construction company, looking into entities across several jurisdictions, including China, Singapore and Australia.

Before joining Control Risks, Ben led a Hong Kong-based compliance firm’s Greater China due diligence team, managing due diligence and third-party screening projects focused on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as fraud and corruption investigation projects for multinational clients. Before that he was a senior research analyst at one of the largest public organisations in Hong Kong. Previously Ben worked for an international provider of compliance-driven due diligence.

Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shenzhen University. He is a bilingual native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese. He is also fluent in English.

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