Peter is the founder of ChinaWhys, a risk management consultancy that provides creative approaches to critical business problems in China. ChinaWhys offers discreet risk mitigation solutions, consulting and commercial investigation services to corporate clients in important and sensitive matters across the Greater China region and beyond.

Peter has spent 37 years involved with China and Eastern European countries. After two decades as a foreign correspondent with Reuters in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, he has spent the past 14 years as a risk management specialist and corporate detective focused on white-collar crime prevention, fraud investigation and crisis mitigation for multinationals in Asia.

Before founding ChinaWhys, Peter had served as China country manager for US risk consultancy Kroll and head of China investigations at PwC as well as undertaking a number of humanitarian assignments.

Peter has a thorough knowledge of the China operating environment and is an authority on fraud and supply chain risks. He resolves critical problems for Fortune 500 companies and works closely with leading international law firms. His successes include neutralizing a counterfeit-and-fraud syndicate that hijacked the business of a global consumer goods manufacturer, eliminating fraud from the buying operation of a leading megastore chain, uncovering fraudulent JV deals for a global appliances manufacturer, and orchestrating the recovery of a kidnapped child in China.

He holds an Honours degree in Oriental Studies from Durham University England and was a fellow of Harvard University 1994-1996. He is fluent in spoken Mandarin and reads and writes Chinese and other foreign languages. He is Founding President of the Shanghai Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He is also active in community service and charity work for underprivileged communities, and served as President of the Rotary Club of Beijing in 2010-2011.
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