Jason Salim


  • Asia Pacific
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring
  • Strategy and Deal Origination
  • Cyber and Digital Security
Singapore +65 6227 2038 Email

Jason is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and is involved in bespoke political, security and regulatory projects in South-East Asia, in particular Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. He also analyses regional geopolitics, focusing on issues affecting ASEAN, the South China Sea and the Belt and Road Initiative’s impact on the region. He contributes regularly to Control Risks’ regular political risk monitoring updates. 

Recent tasks that Jason has worked on include:

  • Pre-market entry risk assessments into the telecommunications, mining, defence, healthcare and manufacturing sectors in Indonesia and the mining sector in Papua New Guinea
  • Political and international relations risk assessments on behalf of existing Japanese and Brazilian investors in Indonesia
  • Security threat assessments for high-risk oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Thailand as well as strategic assets in Singapore
  • A political and security risk assessment for a client ahead of the Bougainville independence referendum in Papua New Guinea
  • A pre-investment corruption and regulatory risk assessment for an education sector investor considering long-term investment in Cambodia
  • An embedded stint at the COVID-19 crisis management team of a US multinational technology company with substantial presence in China

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Jason worked at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), Singapore, as a Research Officer for the ASEAN Studies Centre, where his responsibilities included analysing regional geopolitics and ASEAN affairs as well as managing ASEANFocus, the Centre’s primary publication, as Assistant Production Editor. Jason also previously worked at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, where he was Research Fellow and Program Administrator for the Centre for Southeast Asia Research. Jason holds a BA (Hons. Class I) in History with International Relations from UBC. He is fluent in Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay.

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