Tim Stanley




Tim Stanley


Zurich, Switzerland

Tim has spent his professional career working in emerging markets, with two decades working in professional services and investigations. He has lived and worked in the Caribbean, US, Russia, Hong Kong, and is now based in Zurich where he is responsible for managing our Switzerland office. He established the Risk Advisory office in Singapore and has managed offices and intelligence teams in high-risk jurisdictions Russia and Hong Kong. 

Tim’s expertise lies in supporting corporate clients dealing with a full range of strategic risk issues, including risk and compliance management, fraud investigations, political risks analysis, anti-bribery and corruption, and client reviews and onboarding. His current client accounts include multilateral development institutions, private banks, international law firms and corporates. 

Tim has served as an elections monitor for the OSCE and EU in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Africa. He provides commentary to print and broadcast media on geopolitical risks and sanctions. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, he has professional certifications in managing sanctions risk and Caspian Basin energy issues, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Project highlights:

  • Complex multi-jurisdictional investigations
  • Human rights due diligence in northern Asia
  • Financial crimes country risks analysis.

Get to know Tim Stanley

My area of expertise

Advising clients on managing business risks in jurisdictions where the risks – reputational, compliance, regulatory, political, sanctions – are particularly high, or subject to geopolitical tensions. I spent over a decade working in Moscow at a time of increasing strain in relations between Russia and the west, and am now witness to many of these same challenges as they appear in the business environment in Hong Kong.

Why I love what I do

It’s become a cliché, but genuinely no two days are alike which helps keep you engaged and mentally agile. And I’ve always considered it a privilege to work with such diverse, high-achieving colleagues and clients from whom I learn a lot and continue to grow professionally.

What sets Risk Advisory apart

The commitment to quality here is embedded throughout all our work processes, whether in the hiring process, work product or account management, and is superior to anything I’ve seen in other professional services firms.


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