[UK Alumni Leadership Event Series] Meet the China Leadership Team of Control Risks

  • When:
    Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    Control Risks' Shanghai office, 化险集团上海办公室 (688广场701室)
    Suite 701, Henderson 688, No.688 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
    上海市南京西路688号
  • Price:
    RMB 50 including two drinks and snacks. Members only.

The Chamber's Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group invites members to join the first event of the UK Alumni Leadership Event Series on the evening of 25 June – a visit to the Chamber's member company Control Risks and meet with their China leadership team.

Established in 2014, the Chamber’s Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group acts as the voice and connection for Chinese, who have studied or worked in the UK, within the Chamber membership, to provide a platform for such members to network and share their experience via Chamber-run events, social media and marketing channels.

During the event, members will have the opportunity to meet with Kent Kedl, Senior Partner, and Rosie Hawes, Partner, both at Control Risks, and hear their insights on the following:

  • The changes of the China market in the past few years 
  • The challenges and opportunities for Chinese returnees in this new era 
  • How to create future career development and engagement with society

Event Rundown

6.30pm-7.00pm Arrival & Registration
7.00pm-7.05pm Opening Introduction by Lewis Chen, Chair of Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group
7.05pm-7.25pm Presentations by Kent Kedl, Senior Partner, and Rosie Hawes, Partner, both at Control Risks
7.25pm-8.05pm Q&A
8.05pm-8.30pm Networking and Event Ends

About the UK Alumni Leadership Event Series

The 'UK Alumni Leadership Event Series' is operated by the British Chamber Shanghai's Chinese Returnee UK Alumni Focus Group. For each of the event, we take UK Alumni from the Chamber membership to visit one of the reputable British companies in China, and to hear their leadership team to share their experience and advice on the following five key questions:

  1. What changes or innovations are having the greatest impact on your business?
  2. As a British Business, what are you learning from your engagement with China?
  3. What skills are going to be most important in the future?
  4. What is the most valuable lesson your have learnt about leadership?
  5. What advice do you have for UK alumni who are now working in China?

Speaker Introduction

Kent Kedl

Senior Partner, Control Risks

Kent is a Senior Partner in Control Risks, Greater China and North Asia. He is responsible for Control Risks’ practices across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Koreas and Mongolia. He has worked in Asia since the early 1980s.

Kent has consulted with multi-national and Asian corporations on a range of risk and strategy issues, such as M&A and organic growth strategy, crisis management and operational business controls, and strategic and organisational development programs. Kent has particular expertise in the Asia-Pacific healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer products sectors.

Formerly, Kent was responsible for the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Control Risks, Kent was general manager and co-owner of Technomic Asia, a market strategy consulting firm.

Kent has worked as a journalist and is a frequent contributor to Asia-based media outlets. As the co-author of The China Ready Company (2006, China Pathways) he writes and produces The Talking Monkey, a blog and podcast on living as a foreigner in China.

Kent has a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in East Asian studies from the University of Minnesota. He also completed graduate studies in journalism and mass communication at the China Times Centre for Mass Media and Social Studies.

Rosie Hawes

Partner, Control Risks; Chair, British Chamber Shanghai

Rosie Hawes is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia. In this role, she leads a team of consultants in advising clients in areas of business intelligence, pre-transaction due diligence and reactive investigations. Rosie has more than a decade’s experience conducting comprehensive due diligence research and enquiries across all major sectors.

Prior to this role, Rosie ran the Moscow-based Russia and Central Asia Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team, where, in addition to leading pre-transaction due diligence and business intelligence projects, she was responsible for managing fraud investigations and anti-corruption training. Before joining Control Risks, Rosie worked at the British Embassy in Moscow as deputy head of the Organised Crime Liaison Office for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Rosie is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMLS). She has a master’s degree in terrorism studies from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, focusing on terrorist financing and an MBA (China) from Jiaotong University. Rosie speaks native English, fluent Russian and is currently studying Mandarin.

Event contact

Aria Wang
+862162185022
aria.wang@britishchambershanghai.org