Ben Wootliff

Partner

Hong Kong

Ben Wootliff is head of Control Risks Cyber Security practice in Asia. In addition to managing cyber security projects for clients, and developing methodologies and product offerings, Ben leads the cyber security strategy for Control Risks in Asia.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Contested Bid & Proxy Battles
  • Cyber Due Diligence
  • Scenario Planning


Ben Wootliff is head of Control Risks Cyber Security practice in Asia. In addition to managing cyber security projects for clients, and developing methodologies and product offerings, Ben leads the cyber security strategy for Control Risks in Asia.

Prior to this Ben was the General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong where he had oversight of a range of investigative, crisis and security management, and political risk projects. He has also managed corporate investigations teams in Europe and Asia, including managing the corporate investigations business in Greater China and North Asia.


Recent projects supervised by Ben include:
  • Cyber due diligence, focusing on the information security integrity of an acquisition target, for a major US private equity firm.
  • Advising a global resources company on their response to wide ranging cyber breaches and security failings, analysing threat actors, and advising on subsequent remediation.
  • Threat and maturity assessment for an Asian financial services company, including devising a roadmap for remediation and improvement.
  • Managing industry wide crisis management exercises for the financial services sector
  • Advising on a number of multimillion dollar cyber enabled frauds, including strategies for recovery of assets.


    Prior to moving to Asia, Ben managed Control Risks’ corporate investigations financial services practice in London, which was responsible for the company’s relations with investment banks, private equity firms and asset managers. Ben’s opinions on cyber security, as well investment risks, corruption and compliance are regularly cited in the financial media.

Before joining Control Risks he was a journalist specialising in business and finance. He has worked for numerous publications including Bloomberg News, Institutional Investor, Financial News, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Business. He has also been published in numerous other publications including the Sunday Times and Observer. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in modern history and political science.

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