Dereck Aw

Associate Analyst

Singapore

Dereck is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and contributes his research and analysis on bespoke political, security and regulatory projects in South-East Asia, with focus on the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. He also writes for Control Risks’ political, regulatory and security risks subscription services.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting

Dereck is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and contributes his research and analysis on bespoke political, security and regulatory projects in South-East Asia, with focus on the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. He also writes for Control Risks’ political, regulatory and security risks subscription services.

Recent bespoke consulting projects include:
  • Comprehensive political and regulatory assessments into the mining sector in the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia.
  • Security-focused threat assessments on several high-risk areas in the Philippines, including cities in Mindanao.
  • Regular monitoring for companies with business interests across multiple sectors in the Philippines, comprising analysis of threats related to the regulatory environment, political stability, violent extremism and the communist insurgency.


Dereck previously worked as Political and Prosperity Attaché at the British Embassy in Manila, where he provided analysis to support and inform the UK government’s strategies, approaches to government engagement and responses to current and potential policies in the Philippines. He was also responsible for the Embassy’s political networking strategy, including during the transition to President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. 

Dereck holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Peking University in Beijing, China. 

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