Kent D. Kedl


  • Asia Pacific
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting
  • Investor Services
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory

Kent D. Kedl is a Partner and head of Control Risks’ Greater China and North Asia practice. He is responsible for all of Control Risks’ work across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Koreas and Mongolia. Kent has been living and working in China for more than 35 years.

Kent has consulted with multinational and Asia-based corporations on a range of risk and strategy issues, such as M&A and organic growth strategy, crisis management, compliance, and strategic and organisational development programmes.

Recent tasks that Kent has worked on include:

  • Led crisis management and internal investigations for a Europe-based multinational company being investigated by anti-corruption authorities in China, helping the company reach a successful conclusion and return to doing business.
  • Strategically reorganised a company in China, helping it focus on lower risk/higher return market segments and adjusting its commercial practices to be more effective and sustainable.
  • Led the Asia franchising strategy for a global fast food company, including identifying potential partners, completing commercial and integrity due diligence and negotiating final deals.
  • Worked with an Asia Pacific CEO to make a strategic acquisition of a competitor by launching a commercial due diligence programme to verify market penetration and quality of earnings claims.
  • Directed crisis management programmes for high-profile corruption and food safety cases in Asia.

    Before joining Control Risks, Kent was a partner of Technomic Asia, a market strategy and M&A consulting firm.

    Kent has worked as a journalist and is a frequent contributor to Asia-based media outlets. Kent has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of Minnesota. He also completed graduate studies in journalism and mass communication at the China Times Centre for Mass Media and Social Studies.

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