Dane Chamorro


  • Americas
  • China
  • Ethics, Compliance and Governance
  • Investigations, Litigation and Forensics
  • Political and Country Risk

Dane Chamorro is a Partner at Control Risks and head of the Global Risk Analysis and Business Intelligence practice in the Americas. Specializing in the politics and economic development of China, political/regulatory risk and due diligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes globally.

A former US diplomat with over 30 years’ professional experience in the Asia Pacific region, Dane previously served as the Markets and Partnerships lead for Control Risks in Asia Pacific, as well as Managing Partner for the Southeast Asia business. Prior to this he acted as Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia.

Recent tasks that Dane has worked on include:

  • Provided regulatory and political/policy assessments for strategic/sensitive sectors in China. 
  • Restructuring advice for a major multinational in South Korea.
  • Guidance on M&A for state-owned entities in China, Singapore, and Indonesia. 
  • Conducted numerous fraud and corruption investigations in the Asia Pacific region, including in Mongolia for an international development institution and Myanmar regarding US government sanctions violations.
  • Market entry assessments in Indochina including Myanmar.
  • An expert on China and Asian politics, governance, and investment, Dane is regularly featured in the media and at international conferences. Before joining Control Risks, Dane worked as a government integrity programs manager for Swiss group SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance), developing fiscal governance programs for sovereign clients in South and South-East Asia. Dane also worked as a consultant for the Hong Kong office of Chicago’s Technomic Consultants, Thailand’s Manager Media Group, and advised on government relations for the world’s largest nuclear fuel trading firm.

    Dane has a degree in international finance from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and completed graduate research on comparative Asian political-economy and security issues at the University of California. He is an honors graduate of the US Army Intelligence School, speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed investigator in Singapore. Dane is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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