Julia Coym

Director

  • Asia Pacific
  • Security Risk Management
  • Ethics, Compliance and Governance
  • Risk Assessments
  • ESG and Sustainable Business
  • Political and Country Risk
  • Investment Support

Julia Coym leads Control Risks’ political and regulatory risk consulting team for Greater China and North Asia and is based in Shanghai. With 15 years’ experience in advising organisations on risk and corporate strategy, Julia specialises in responding to rising geopolitical risks, the politicisation of technology and data, industrial policy, and anti-competition, cyber security and other regulatory enforcement.


Her recent projects include:
  • Global business strategy mapping for a multinational company involving the development of geopolitical scenarios, identifying risks and opportunities and designing recommendations to ensure the company’s future global competitiveness and resilience in key markets.
  • China-oriented future-proofing strategic advisory for a technology manufacturer to ensure the long-term competitiveness of their operations in the country amid rising political risks. This involved a perceptions audit of the client among national and local regulators, customers and industry experts.
  • Advisory on political, regulatory and security risks in China for a US client facing the possibility of being placed on the “unreliable entities list” owing to compliance issues with US sanctions against Chinese companies.
  • Stakeholder mapping of key government institutions participating in intensified anti-corruption and anti-competition enforcement against a multinational healthcare company in mainland China.
  • Development of a bespoke risk assessment tool with a multilateral financial institution investing in emerging markets.

Before 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 and focused on the manufacturing, extractive, transport, financial, retail and other sectors. She was also previously a contributor of political and economic analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Julia speaks Chinese, is a native German speaker, is fluent in French and has previous experience in Frankfurt, Washington, Paris, Beijing, London and Berlin.

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