James McAlpine



Based in Singapore, James has responsibility for ensuring effective account management, business development and marketing strategies are implemented across all of our Asia Pacific sub-regions.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Travel Security Consulting
  • On-line Global Security Risk Monitoring & Analysis
  • 3rd Party / Partner Due Diligence

Based in Singapore, James has responsibility for ensuring effective account management, business development and marketing strategies are implemented across all of our Asia Pacific sub-regions.

James has played a number of key roles in London, Singapore and India, advising MNCs and local organisations on strategies to most effectively manage the risks to their businesses and maximise their commercial opportunities. In particular, he previously spent three years as the Senior Managing Director for Control Risks in India and South Asia where, based in New Delhi, he held overall responsibility for our business throughout the subcontinent.

Before that, James managed a team of senior consultants in Singapore focused on business development and key account management across South East Asia for five years, and before that managed the Asia-Pacific section of Control Risks’ Information Services.

Recent work overseen by James includes:

  • Strategic and tactical consulting advice to a major MNC preparing for and executing a significant restructuring in its local business in India, including severing its joint venture with a local partner.
  • A major investigation in India for a US manufacturing company into multiple whistle-blower allegations of corruption and tax evasion at its Indian subsidiary, which involved computer forensics and the analysis of data collated into Control Risks proprietorial eDiscovery platform.
  • Crisis response for a manufacturing client facing threats of violence and kidnap from organised crime elements in the local community in India.

Before joining Control Risks, James worked as a journalist with the Bangkok Post newspaper in Thailand, and as an analyst for IBM in the UK. James holds a BA (Honours) degree in French and German from Manchester University, and a MLITT degree in Irish and Scottish Studies from Kings College, Aberdeen University. He also holds the International Certificate of Risk Management (Distinction) from the UK Institute of Risk Management (IRM).


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