Neal Beatty

Partner

Hong Kong

Neal Beatty is a Partner and General Manager of Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients, and advising on areas of business risk that impact their operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.

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Neal Beatty is a Partner and General Manager of Control Risks’ Hong Kong office. In this role, he is responsible for client relationships in Hong Kong, developing new business with multinational clients, and advising on areas of business risk that impact their operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.

Neal also consults with clients on issues relating to strategic risk management and crisis preparedness, including restructuring and reputational issues. He has assisted clients dealing with sensitive internal compliance and business continuity issue and regularly conducts crisis management workshops with senior management groups. A fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, Neal regularly gives presentations to both MNC and Chinese companies on a range of business risk-related issues.


Recent projects that Neal was involved in include:
  • A complex internal fraud issue where a manufacturing client needed to gather evidence and then plan carefully for the eventual exit of a number of key sales staff.
  • Assisting a large multinational client with planning for an extensive restructuring of their operations in China.
  • Advising a technology company on the risks around their market entry into China.


Before his appointment as General Manager of Control Risks Hong Kong, Neal was based in Control Risks' Shanghai office. During that time, he was the Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (April 2013 – May 2015)) and has spent most of the last 25 years living and working in Greater China. Before joining Control Risks, Neal worked as head of security in China for a large US financial institution, based in Beijing. Prior to this, Neal worked in Shanghai as a manager for a risk management consulting firm and in Taiwan for the Swiss group Société Générale de Surveillance.

Neal holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds and a BSc in chemistry from Warwick University, both in the UK.


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