James McAlpine

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific

  • Asia Pacific
  • Executive Committee

James is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the company’s operations and continued development in the region, including its offices in Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo. He sits on Control Risks’ Executive Committee, and also leads the Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee.

For more than 20 years with Control Risks, 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. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, James had regional responsibility for Control Risks’ Crisis & Security Consulting and Cyber Security practices across all of our Asia Pacific sub-regions. Leading a team of experts, he ensured our clients’ needs were met when it came to physical security support, crisis management, business continuity and resilience planning, security training, security design & engineering, and cyber security consulting.

Previously he was the head of Control Risks' Markets & Partnerships (M&P) division in Asia Pacific for over five years, and had responsibility for ensuring effective account management, business development and marketing strategies were implemented across the region. Prior to that, he 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 prior to that he managed the Asia Pacific section of Control Risks’ Information Services.

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 (Hons) 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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