Hugo Williamson


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,, 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).

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    Asset search to satisfy arbitration award
    CRA was retained by a global oil trading company seeking to collect funds following a successful arbitration award related to a West African oil transaction....
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  • 02
    Bank loan defaults
    Members of CRA’s team were retained by a major European bank to conduct asset tracing and profiling on hundreds of non-performing loans. The results gleaned...
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  • 03
    Corrupt Government Officials
    CRA professionals were retained by external counsel of the newly appointed government of a sub-Saharan African country to conduct an exhaustive global asset...
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