Thomas Zhang


  • Asia Pacific
  • Security Risk Management
  • Security Design Engineering

Thomas is a Principal at Control Risks and covers the Greater China and North Asia region. Based in Shanghai, he is responsible for consulting in areas of crisis management and response, security support, security vulnerability review, event security, close protection, security system design, complex problem solving, business continuity planning and training.

Recent tasks that Thomas has worked on include:

  • Designed and directed the largest security operations in Control Risks’ Asia Pacific regional history in response to a large, complex business restructure.
  • Ran emergency response services for a global healthcare company’s 50th anniversary event, looking after more than 800 high-level participants in Macau.
  • Provided security vulnerability reviews and managed the entire project implementation at multiple facilities for a global leading packaging manufacturer in mainland China and Taiwan.
  • Provided crisis management and consulting for a global leading chemical company’s major business restructure in Shandong Province, involving security review, crisis management consulting, negotiation strategy advisory, executive protection and security guard force functions.
  • Established a country-level crisis management plan and framework and business continuity template for a leading Japanese electronic products manufacturer in China and trained the client’s crisis management leadership.
  • Designed and conducted a semi-live crisis management training for a German manufacturer in China with involvement of its regional and global crisis management teams.
  • Conducted training programmes for Asia Pacific security managers of a well-known hospitality group.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Thomas held a leadership position in an Asia Pacific-based security solution provider company in Shanghai. He also has five years’ entrepreneurial experience in establishing and running an IT service company.

    Thomas earned his master’s degree in business administration from Lancaster University Management School and has been involved in a variety of post-programme consulting projects. Thomas also holds a degree in business administration from Cardiff University Business School. He speaks native Mandarin and Shanghainese as well as fluent English.


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