Julia Coym

Senior Analyst

Shanghai

Julia Coym is a senior analyst in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Shanghai and specialising in political, security and regulatory issues in China and North-East Asia.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting
  • Automotive


Julia Coym is a Senior Analyst in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Shanghai and specialising in political, security and regulatory issues in China and North-East Asia. In addition to working on bespoke consulting projects and stakeholder mappings, Julia is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ Country Risk Forecast (CRF) and PRIME services.


Her recent projects include:
  • Bespoke monitoring of political and regulatory risks resulting from a recent surge in investigations into foreign automotive companies in China
  • Analysis of political and regulatory issues in the Chinese automotive industry as part of a multi-country benchmarking project of a client’s key markets globally
  • Stakeholder mapping of key government institutions participating in intensified anti-corruption and anti-competition enforcement against a multinational healthcare company in China
  • Security, operational and political threat assessment for a multinational company’s product transport routes to key processing sites in China
  • Development of a bespoke risk assessment tool with a multilateral financial institution investing in emerging markets


    Prior to joining Control Risks, Julia worked as a Principal Political Risk Analyst for Maplecroft, a UK-based global risk and investment advisory firm, where she wrote and oversaw risk assessments on China and other Asian countries, including focusing on the transport, financial, extractive, retail and other sectors. She was also previously a contributor of political and economic analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Julia is completing a PhD on market access for foreign companies in China, with particular focus on the automotive and energy sectors. She has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Julia speaks Mandarin, is a native German speaker and is fluent in French.

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