Ben Wootliff

Partner

Hong Kong

Ben Wootliff is a Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business, specialising in financial services and investment clients. Ben has worked with Control Risks clients around the world advising on business intelligence, fraud, cyber security, crisis management and political risk across the region.

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

Ben Wootliff is a Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business, specialising in financial services and investment clients. Ben has worked with Control Risks clients around the world advising on business intelligence, fraud, cyber security, crisis management and political risk across the region.

He ran the Control Risks corporate investigations practice in Greater China and North Asia and then started and built up Control Risks cyber security practice in Asia. Ben was also General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong.


Recent projects supervised by Ben include:
  • Managing numerous pre-investment due diligence assignments across the region
  • Advising clients on their future operations under the new Hong Kong national security law 
  • Advising a global telecom company on the impacts of geopolitics on their international strategy 
  • 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
  • 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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