Thomas Zhang

Director

Shanghai

Thomas is a Director in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice in 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 systems design, complex problem-solving, business continuity planning and training.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Security Engineering and Design


Thomas is a Director in Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice in 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 systems design, complex problem-solving, business continuity planning and training.


Recent examples of Thomas’ work include:
  • Designed and directed the largest security operation in Control Risks’ Asia Pacific regional history in response to a large, complex business restructure.
  • Conducted comprehensive assessments on a number of threat and extortion cases and acted as a trusted adviser on crisis management and business continuity for various MNCs in the region. 
  • Provided security vulnerability reviews and managed the entire project implementation at multiple facilities for a global leading packaging manufacturer in Greater China.
  • 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 Japanese leading electrical products manufacturer in China, and trained the client’s crisis management leadership.


Prior to joining Control Risks, Thomas held a leadership position in a global security solutions provider in Shanghai. He also has five years of 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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