Sean Molloy

Partner

Shanghai

Sean is a Partner and sits in the Crisis and Security Consulting practice for the Greater China region. Having lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, he has extensive experience working with clients to develop strategic new business initiatives and key account networks in several industries.

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Sean is a Partner and sits in the Crisis and Security Consulting practice for the Greater China region. Having lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, he has extensive experience working with clients to develop strategic new business initiatives and key account networks in several industries.

Sean helps clients plan, execute and manage strategic initiatives in complex and challenging environments, using the entire range of the Control Risks’ services portfolio, with a strong focus on risk assessment, crisis management and security response.


Recent projects include:

  • Assisted a multinational security services provider to assess business, operational and political risks related to China’s newly revised commercial law on physical security and guarding services.
  • Provided a contextual risk assessment of China’s fifth-generation leadership transition and subsequent anti-corruption campaign to 300 Asia-Pacific CEOs.
  • Offered strategic government relations and partner selection research for one of the world’s largest energy companies seeking Chinese joint investment in North American resources.


Prior to joining Control Risks, Sean was managing director of a China-focused consulting firm providing market entry and government relations strategies in the energy and security service sectors. He also has executive and project management experience with LoJack Corporation, the Brookings Institution, the National Committee on US-China Relations and Sodexo.

Sean holds master’s degrees in Chinese studies and Asia Pacific business studies from the University of Montana and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, respectively; he graduated from Whitman College with a degree in political science and a minor in Spanish. Sean serves as a board adviser to a number of firms in Asia and is a board member of the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs at the University of Montana. 

He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and limited French. 

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