Regina Zhou


  • Asia Pacific
  • Due Diligence
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting
  • Investigation Services

Regina Zhou is a principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice, based in Shanghai. She is a forensic accountant and has supported clients in audit, investigations and disputes for more than 15 years in both mainland China and Hong Kong. Regina has extensive experience conducting internal and government investigations, involving asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud, employee misconduct/corruption, third-party due diligence, FCPA reviews and compliance risk assessments. She has also conducted numerous engagements for high-profile financial institutions assisting them in the remediation of breaches in Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime compliance.

Regina has worked with clients from a wide range of sectors, including governments, regulators, financial services companies, law firms and multinationals.

Recent tasks that Regina has worked on include:

  • Led a team conducting an independent investigation into potential misconduct in pricing and disclosure practices by reviewing communication records of employees of an international private bank. This was in response to regulatory enquiries in Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Engaged by the Independent Board Committee of a Hong Kong-listed global financial institution to conduct an independent review of suspected irregular transactions and potential fraudulent activities in their money lending, security dealings and investment business.
  • Led an independent investigation into a Hong Kong-listed marine food manufacturing and wholesale company to assist the special committee and its legal counsel with understanding allegations of financial statement fraud and fraudulent transactions.
  • Conducted an independent investigation into fraud allegations made by a short seller in connection with a US-listed mainland China-based mobile services company to assist the company, its special committee and external counsel in responding to those allegations.
  • Before joining Control Risks, Regina was a senior director in the risk, forensics and compliance practice of Ankura, based in Hong Kong. Before that, she worked in forensic and compliance consulting with three of the Big 4 accounting firms in Hong Kong.

    A native of Nanjing, Regina studied in Hong Kong and holds a bachelor’s degree of accountancy and law. She is a member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker and is fluent in English.

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