Sean Chen

Sean is Director of Strategy at Blackpeak and works with the founding partners on the development and execution of key strategic and operational initiatives at the firm. Currently based in Hong Kong, Sean has extensive experience managing complex business intelligence research and investigative due diligence projects for financial services, legal and corporate clients. He has particular expertise with bespoke research into publicly listed companies, including designing and implementing creative investigative methodologies to address questions on strategy and performance, leadership decision making, fraud and corruption, regulatory concerns and other risks.

Sean previously spent five years working in mainland China, including time at Blackpeak’s Shanghai office and later relocating to establish and head the company's office in Beijing. Prior to joining Blackpeak, Sean was a consultant at Control Risks, where he conducted risk assessment projects across North Asia. Before that, he was a China-focused researcher at the Brookings Institution and worked at the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC.

Sean holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia. He is Taiwanese-American and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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