News | BRG press release

BRG Expands Asia-Pacific Team with Beijing Director

October 30, 2017

Berkeley Research Group announced today that Steven Shi has joined as a director, based in Beijing, where he will head BRG’s mainland China operations. He specializes in conducting complex research assignments involving due diligence, corporate investigations including fraud and anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) investigations and other risk consulting.

Shi has been involved extensively in assignments for foreign multinationals operating in mainland China and has supported Chinese firms with their overseas investments. These assignments have included geopolitical risk assessments, pre-transactional due diligence projects, focused industry and market research assignments and other reactive advisory services such as corporate investigations and crisis management matters. He has profound knowledge and extensive experience in areas including financial services, banking, high technology, medical and pharmaceuticals, as well as property development sectors.

“BRG’s global platform allows us to better support Chinese firms with their investment strategies outside of China, especially related to the One Belt One Road initiative,” said Shi. “I’m looking forward to further growing our capabilities in mainland China with a team of the top professionals in the industry.”

“It is a pleasure to be working again with Steven,” said Managing Director Stuart Witchell, the Asia-Pacific leader of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. “His industry knowledge combined with his exceptional network in China will allow us to further support our clients with high-quality solutions to complex issues. We are fortunate to have someone of Steven’s caliber to join our team.”

“I am very excited to welcome Steven to BRG’s global investigations team,” said Allen D. Applbaum, Managing Director and Global Leader of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. “We continue to build a world-class AsiaPac team, and I know, having worked with Steven for many years, that his knowledge and expertise in mainland China is a very valuable asset to our ever-expanding team.”

“I have known Steven professionally for well over 10 years. He is the consummate professional with extensive contacts and resources throughout mainland China,” commented Michael Slattery, BRG Senior Global Advisor and Managing Director. “As the coordinator for BRG’s expansion into the Asia Pacific region, I am thrilled that Steven decided to join an incredible and diverse team of professionals at BRG-AsiaPac and to provide the firm with an important presence in Beijing.”

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