Julia Coym is a Director in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Shanghai. Specialising in political, security and regulatory issues in China and North-East Asia, Julia leads the practice’s work in the automotive sector.
- Asia Pacific
- Supply Chain Resilience
- Stakeholder Mapping
- Scenario Analysis and Strategy Consulting
Julia Coym is a Director in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in Shanghai. Specialising in political, security and regulatory issues in China and North-East Asia, Julia leads the practice’s work in the automotive sector and has a decade of experience advising clients on how to respond to intensifying regulatory enforcement on environmental, anti-competition and anti-corruption issues, as well as industrial policy implementation.
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 was 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, focussing on the transport, financial, extractive and retail 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 is a native German speaker and speaks fluent French and Mandarin.