Hugo Williamson is a Principal with CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice, based in London.
Mr. Williamson has over 15 years’ experience leading complex investigations and business intelligence matters, and supporting senior corporate, finance, and legal clients on major transactional and political risk issues in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Prior to CRA, Mr. Williamson was an Associate Vice President and regional client lead for Exiger, a global investigations and regulatory firm, and led much of the firm’s global business intelligence efforts. Mr. Williamson was also the co-founder and managing director of the Risk Resolution Group (R2G), an award winning emerging markets risk consultancy. Mr. Williamson started his career at Kroll, spending close to 10 years working and leading offices in Africa, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Mr. Williamson has published articles and provided commentary on international business challenges and political risk for Janes Intelligence Review, British-American Business, Der Spiegel, Trade and Forfeiting, South African Business Report, Private Equity International, Macau Business, African Fund Manager, the South China Morning Post, Risk.net, and the BBC. He also frequently presents at conferences on topics relating to risk, regulation, bribery & corruption, and current affairs.
He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).