Zhixing Zhang

Associate Director

  • Asia Pacific
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment
  • Investor Services

Based in Shanghai, Zhixing Zhang is responsible for delivering and developing Control Risks’ analytical products and providing consulting services in geopolitical, political, security and operational risks pertaining to China and North-East Asia.

Recent tasks that Zhixing has worked on include:

  • Analysis of political and regulatory issues in China’s technology industry and China’s localisation requirements for a US manufacturer’s business in the country
  • Assessment of China’s localisation policy and requirements in the healthcare sector for a multinational medical device supplier
  • Geopolitical risk assessments of cross-strait tensions and the likelihood of conflict for a multinational marine contractor operating in the Taiwan Strait
  • Political, security, and operational risk assessment of Greater China for a multinational energy company that acquired assets in China
  • Provided a wide-ranging report and conducted a workshop for an international livestock processing company on how to manage geopolitical, political, regulatory, operational and reputational risks when doing business in China

    Before Control Risks, Zhixing worked as a Senior Analyst for Stratfor, a US-based geopolitical risk consultancy, where she led Stratfor’s strategic analysis and forecasting on China and South-East Asia. Her areas of focus included China’s political development and foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative and Asia-Pacific maritime security.

    Zhixing has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Peking University, and two master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and Renmin University. Zhixing has been working and living in multiple jurisdictions, including the US, the UK and Bermuda, and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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