Yifei Zhang

Account Manager

Shanghai

Yifei Zhang is an Account Manager for Control Risks’ Global Client Services division in China and is based in Shanghai. He advises multinational companies in China on risk management solutions across investment, fraud, and regulatory issues, helping them to better understand what specific risks their particular types of business may be exposed to.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Creating a Compliant Organisation
  • Delivering Growth and Opportunity


Yifei Zhang is an Account Manager for Control Risks’ Global Client Services division in China and is based in Shanghai. He advises multinational companies in China on risk management solutions across investment, fraud, and regulatory issues, helping them to better understand what specific risks their particular types of business may be exposed to. Yifei has worked for Control Risks in business intelligence, due diligence, compliance-related reviews, and business development capacities.


Most recently he has been engaged in the following roles:
  • Strategy setting, competitor intelligence and distribution chain analysis for a leading US construction materials manufacturer set to expand into new geographies in China.
  • Reviews into breaches of company compliance standards, forensic analysis, and whistle-blower management for a number of different pharmaceutical sector clients facing FCPA and China regulatory pressure.
  • Reputational due diligence for a major European bank seeking to re-assess its relationship with one of China’s largest iron ore and steel trading companies.
  • Market analysis for a major US financial services firm seeking to verify the performance of a top Chinese medical devices company amid market slowdown.


Prior to joining Control Risks in China, Yifei worked extensively on rare earth and mining analysis for a think tank which consults the US government on political risk and strategic industries. He has also advised and designed scenarios and simulations for various academic institutions in the US.

Yifei graduated from Georgetown University in 2011 with a master’s degree in security studies and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is a native speaker of Mandarin and English.

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