Ben Rowse is a Partner and Regional Head of Nardello & Co.’s Asia-Pacific Practice. Based in Tokyo, he has lived and worked in Asia for more than two decades. A Southeast Asia specialist, Ben helps clients identify and understand the distinct business, political, and cultural risks that they may face when doing business in Asia, and has particular expertise in political risk and complex intelligence-led investigations involving corruption, breaches of trade sanctions, and organized crime.
Among his representative matters, Ben has conducted hundreds of pre-transactional due diligence investigations throughout Asia-Pacific, covertly gathering in-country intelligence from his extensive networks of developed sources, has managed extremely sensitive investigations in China into suspected breaches of US sanctions involving North Korean front companies, and has advised clients on extracting employees, and winding up operations during situations of political instability, conflict, extortion, kidnapping, and threats from external actors.
Prior to joining Nardello & Co., Ben was a director in Deloitte’s China forensic practice in Hong Kong, where he founded and led its Greater China-focused business intelligence team. He began his career in Asia as a regional correspondent for Agence France-Presse.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Exeter (UK) with a BA in politics.