Hemant Shivakumar

Associate Director

Delhi

Hemant is responsible for Control Risks’ analysis of political, economic and regulatory developments in the South Asia region. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ CORE services, and conducts bespoke consulting projects.

  • Asia Pacific
  • On-line Global Security Risk Monitoring & Analysis
  • Project and Country Risk Assessment
  • Stakeholder Mapping


Hemant is responsible for Control Risks’ analysis of political, economic and regulatory developments in the South Asia region. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ CORE services, and conducts bespoke consulting projects.


Recent projects include:
  • An India-specific corruption-risk assessment focusing on the Oil and Gas sector. The assessment includes an analysis detailing the broad corruption-related threats around the regulatory, political and enforcement-related environment in India. 
  • An assessment of the key political, social, regulatory and judicial drivers around the introduction of a data protection framework in India, and ensuing commercial implications of potential data protection legislation.
  • Pre-market assessment exercise looking at regulatory drivers and political motivations in India for a client looking to invest in the energy sector.
  • Monitoring security and electoral developments for specific sites and cities in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.


Hemant has previously worked for over five years in a variety of policy research, advisory and consulting roles and was awarded fellowships to advise parliamentarians in India and Australia on broad-ranging South Asian affairs. He is a postgraduate from the War Studies Department at King’s College London where he specialised in understanding insurgent movements, cybersecurity, geopolitics and strategy. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, and speaks intermediate French.

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