Rosie Hawes


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Rosie Hawes

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As a Principal of Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics & Intelligence practice for Greater China and North Asia, Rosie leads a team of consultants in advising clients on the reputational risks at the heart of their proposed transactions. Prior to this role, Rosie ran the Moscow-based Russia and Central Asia corporate investigations team, where she led pre-transaction due diligence and business intelligence projects, in addition to managing fraud investigations and anti-corruption training.

Rosie’s recent projects include:

  • Managed a comprehensive due diligence project for a leading international investment bank concerned about multiple allegations of corruption against, and low standards of ethics and corporate governance in, a potential acquisition target in northern China.
  • Worked with a major European manufacturer subject to SEC monitoring to develop an anti-corruption vendor screening programme for all third parties in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. 
  • Reviewed a multinational conglomerate’s plans to move from an “offshore” to an “onshore” business model in Russia to identify the major risks facing the client in the context of each business model.

Prior to 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, working for the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Liaison Agency and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, focusing on the investigation of high-profile crimes such as money laundering, cybercrime, smuggling and revenue fraud.

Rosie is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. She has a master’s degree in terrorism studies from the University of St Andrews, focusing on terrorist financing, and an honours degree in Russian and history from the University of London. Rosie speaks fluent Russian, has knowledge of Spanish and is studying Mandarin Chinese.