Iona Cheng

Director

London

Iona Cheng leads Control Risks' Ethics & Compliance Consulting practice in Europe and Africa. Prior to this, she ran a similar practice in Greater China and North Asia. Her responsibilities include advising clients on compliance risks ranging from fraud and corruption to human rights issues. She is specialised in developing solutions to prevent, detect and manage those risks.

  • Europe
  • Creating a Compliant Organisation
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting


Iona Cheng leads Control Risks' Ethics & Compliance Consulting practice in Europe and Africa. Prior to this, she ran a similar practice in Greater China and North Asia. Her responsibilities include advising clients on compliance risks ranging from fraud and corruption to human rights issues. She is specialised in developing solutions to prevent, detect and manage those risks. Her experience includes conducting risk assessments, senior leadership risk workshops and ethics and compliance training, and reviewing and developing compliance programmes.


Recent project work includes:
  • A corruption risk assessment and compliance programme review for a US software company.
  • A distributor risk assessment and developed a distributor risk profiling system and risk management strategies for an international pharmaceutical company.
  • A compliance risk workshop for a global energy company's UK leadership team.
  • Anti-bribery and corruption training for a global telecommunications company in China and Hong Kong.
  • A risk workshop for a global pharmaceutical company’s China leadership team.


Previously, Iona worked for a major Australian bank in New Zealand and China in their corporate and institutional banking division. She has extensive experience in conducting credit analysis and financial due diligence. Iona graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in Finance and Property. She is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in English, and speaks basic French and German.

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