Shawlin Chaw

Senior Analyst

Singapore

Shawlin Chaw is based in Singapore, providing bespoke research and analysis on political, security and regulatory consultancy projects in North-East Asia and Vietnam. She has been providing analysis and investor advice on China and wider regional issues for more than ten years. 

  • Asia Pacific
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation


Shawlin Chaw is based in Singapore, providing bespoke research and analysis on political, security and regulatory consultancy projects in North-East Asia and Vietnam. She has been providing analysis and investor advice on China and wider regional issues for more than ten years. 


Shawlin's recent consulting experience includes:
  • A stakeholder mapping, regulatory and policy assessments for a major US food producer facing a number of regulatory challenges in China, stemming from tightening industry regulations as well as strengthening enforcement of commercial bribery, tax and environmental laws. The assessment provided detailed analysis of the shifting operating landscape for the company, outlining specifically the motivations and intent of various regulators, as well as recommendations on how best to manage regulatory challenges. 
  • An analysis of potential threats and challenges facing a multinational company looking to relocate its China operations from a major coastal city to an inland location as part of cost-saving measure. The analysis included an assessment of the issues the company is likely to face from local authorities that are resisting the move, as well as managing the reactions of affected local employees and suppliers who are likely to block the plan.
  • A political, integrity and security threat assessment of the operating environment in China generally, and that of Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Haikou, for a Fortune 500 company looking to increase its corporate footprint in the country, and investing in the local real estate sector of these cities.


Before joining Control Risks, Shawlin worked as a Macro-Strategist advising large-cap hedge funds, mutual funds and institutional investors on financial markets and investment in China and East Asia with a US investment company based in Shanghai, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore. Previously, she worked on development finance and economic issues as a consultant with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and as a researcher with the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

Shawlin holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), focusing on Greater China and North-East Asia, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

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