Neal Beatty is a Principal in 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 clients’ operations in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.
Neal also consults with clients on issues related to strategic risk management and crisis preparedness, including restructuring and reputational issues. He has assisted clients dealing with sensitive internal compliance and business continuity issues and regularly conducts crisis & risk management workshops with senior management groups. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Neal regularly gives presentations to both multinational and Chinese companies on a range of business risk-related issues.
Recent tasks that Neal has worked on include:
Before his appointment as Principal in Control Risks’ Hong Kong office, 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). Neal 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. Before 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 bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Warwick University, both in the UK.