Bliss Khaw


  • Investor Services
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment
  • Due Diligence


Bliss is a Principal with Control Risks. After a decade in China, she relocated to New York from Shanghai, where she led the business intelligence practice. Bliss is Control Risks’ Americas-based representative on China issues. She specializes in business intelligence and investigative due diligence, advising on a range of risks with reputational, commercial and compliance implications. Bliss has extensive experience on anti-corruption matters.

Recent tasks that Bliss has worked on include:

  • Providing global competitive intelligence for a leading manufacturer relating to fraudulent and non-compliant business activities by industry peers involving circumvention of import duties, impacting global market trends and the client’s share price.
  • Reviewing in detail a Chinese company for a client considering a US-based partnership to provide insight into the partner’s history, activities and relationships, as well as a political risk assessment to prepare for potential US regulatory scrutiny.
  • Conducting in-depth due diligence to advise the client’s board on a strategic partnership in China, including the company’s investment behaviour and track record, as well as its former government-owned management and decision-making structure.
  • Assisting a US company to investigate allegations of kickbacks involving company employees and vendors throughout Asia to substantiate allegations, identify involved parties and potential conflicts of interest between employees and vendors.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Bliss worked for a risk management firm in Shanghai on due diligence and investigations. She developed the company’s fraud awareness training program and reported on regulatory and geopolitical risks across China. Her China experience also includes working as an analyst with a financial services firm.

    Bliss first came to China to Fudan University to research financial sector reforms following China’s World Trade Organization accession. She was invited to the East-West Centre in Honolulu to research Chinese international trade patterns. Bliss has a political science degree from the University of Georgia, where she was a Foundation Fellow.

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