Dereck Aw

Senior Analyst

Singapore

Dereck is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and leads research and analysis on bespoke political, regulatory and security projects in South-East Asia, focusing on the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar. He also contributes to Control Risks’ subscription services.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting

Dereck is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and leads research and analysis on bespoke political, regulatory and security projects in South-East Asia, focusing on the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar. He also contributes to Control Risks’ subscription services.

His recent consulting engagements include:
  • In-depth and highly confidential investigation and problem-solving on behalf of existing investors in the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar
  • Comprehensive political and regulatory assessments into the mining sector in the Philippines, Laos and Cambodia
  • Pre-market entry risk advisory and stakeholder mapping for foreign companies considering investments in the Philippines (telecommunications, energy and healthcare sectors), Vietnam (automotive manufacturing, real estate and energy) and Myanmar (infrastructure and non-profit)
  • Threat assessments for companies planning investments in Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines that are significantly exposed to terrorism, crime and insurgency-related security risks

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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