Rosie Hawes

Principal

Shanghai

Rosie is a principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia. In this role, she leads a team of consultants in advising clients in areas of business intelligence, pre-transaction due diligence and reactive investigations. Rosie has more than ten years’ experience conducting comprehensive due diligence research and enquiries across all major sectors.

  • Business Intelligence
  • Compliance Due Diligence
  • Enhanced Due Diligence


Rosie is a principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia. In this role, she leads a team of consultants in advising clients in areas of business intelligence, pre-transaction due diligence and reactive investigations. Rosie has more than ten years’ experience conducting comprehensive due diligence research and enquiries across all major sectors.

 
Her most recent projects include:
  • Leading an investigation to establish how a former employee had stolen and sold commercial secrets to Chinese competitors
  • Advising a private equity firm on the associations and local influence of a Chinese business partner who was making threats and refusing to abide with the terms of the purchase agreement
  • Managing a complex series of enquiries for a property investor concerned about the integrity of a business partner in South Korea
  • Working with a major European manufacturer subject to US Securities and Exchange Commission monitoring to develop an anti-corruption vendor screening programme for all third parties iRussia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan
     

Prior to this role, Rosie ran the Moscow-based Russia and Central Asia Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team, where, in addition to leading pre-transactional due diligence and business intelligence projects, she was responsible for managing fraud investigations and anti-corruption training. Before joining Control Risks, Rosie held positions in UK government agencies, including the British Embassy in Moscow as deputy head of the Organised Crime Liaison Office for Russia.

Rosie holds a master’s degree in terrorism studies from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. She speaks native English, fluent Russian and is currently studying Chinese.

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