Pamela Qiu


  • Asia Pacific
  • ESG Risk and Impact Assessments
  • Managing political risk
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring

Pamela is a Partner and leads the South-East Asia business at Control Risks. She is responsible for the development of the business in South-East Asia, managing key client relationships and partnerships, and advising senior business leaders on areas of risk that impact their operations. She has over 15 years of experience working in public policy, consulting and professional services.

Recent tasks that Pamela has worked on include:

  • Leading a C-suite advisory service for a range of multinationals, local conglomerates and government agencies to help them navigate the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in Asia
  • Helping boards and senior executive leadership of global and regional companies formulate their medium- to long-term business strategy in Asia
  • Investigating the impact of China’s political agenda and economic initiatives on the business opportunity and risk for companies operating in South-East Asia
  • Advising multinational companies on how to develop their sustainability agenda and measure their environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact 

    Before joining Control Risks, Pamela was Head for Business Development at the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global non-profit organisation engaging with major stakeholders across the plastic value chain to drive systems change in the management of plastic. In her role, she was responsible for developing the business strategy to significantly increase private sector investment commitments into the Alliance. 

    Prior to that, Pamela was Network Director at The Economist Group, where she led its CEO insight and intelligence service in South-East Asia, and drove its thought leadership agenda and client engagement programme in the region. She was also a frequent chair for Economist events and roundtables, and regularly delivered custom briefings to senior business executives.

    From 2007 to 2011, Pamela worked at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she developed policies to tackle socio-economic challenges such as inequality and unemployment. She also worked on policies that were featured in the Singapore Budget. From 2009 to 2011, she was also a researcher for the Center for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy and economics research. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, public private partnerships, privatisation, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. Between 2004 and 2006, Pamela also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London.

    Pamela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Development Studies, both from the London School of Economics (LSE). She has appeared on Bloomberg News, BBC, CNBC and Channel News Asia, and has been interviewed for a range of print media publications.

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