Chris Torrens

Senior Partner

London

Chris Torrens manages a 40-strong team with responsibility for all political, operational and security risk assessment work undertaken by Control Risks, across the Europe and Africa region, via both online and consulting channels.

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Chris Torrens manages a 40-strong team with responsibility for all political, operational and security risk assessment work undertaken by Control Risks, across the Europe and Africa region, via both online and consulting channels.


Chris’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Devising and delivering an anti-corruption workshop for senior directors of a European private equity firm active in infrastructure sector across emerging and frontier markets
  • Managing a global fraud investigation for a European consumer goods giant with significant China operations
  • Providing due diligence and business intelligence research into real estate entity for a Middle Eastern client


    Chris also worked as the London-based Deputy Director of Global Client Services for Europe & Africa, managing key accounts in the financial services sector and growing relationships with Asia-based clients. Before moving back to London in 2009, Chris was General Manager and Director of Corporate Investigations for China, based in Shanghai, where he lived for 11 years. Chris first worked for Control Risks in London as Asia-Pacific analyst in 1989-1994, covering Greater China, South-east Asia and the Korean peninsula.

Chris also worked as Associate Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ in their Advisory practice in Shanghai, and as the Hong Kong-based Head of Research at Batey Burn, a government relations and business advisory firm.

Chris is a media spokesperson for the company on geo-political and corruption issues, and has been interviewed on the BBC, Sky News, Bloomberg and CNBC. His articles have appeared in the Economist, Financial Times and specialist publications. His book, Doing Business in China, was published by The Economist Group in 2010.

Chris is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds an MBA from the China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai. He has a BA Honours degree in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

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