Jeremy Tan joins Berkeley Research Group in Southeast Asia

13 April 2020 2 min. read
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Berkeley Research Group has bolstered its investigations and strategic intelligence practice in the Asia Pacific with the addition of Jeremy Tan as a director.

Global consultancy Berkeley Research Group has appointed Jeremy Tan as a director in its Asia Pacific Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence (Global.i) practice, with Tan to be based out BRG’s Singapore office and tasked with leading the growth of Global.i in Southeast Asia. He joins from business intelligence and risk analysis firm Datarama, where he served as a managing director.

“Singapore and Southeast Asia are important markets for BRG, and we are delighted to welcome Jeremy to the firm, said BRG Asia Pacific co-leader Stuart Witchell, who also heads up the firm’s Global.i practice in region. “He adds a significant element of expertise to the practice, and his appointment advances our strategy to grow BRG’s global investigations business across Asia–Pacific.”

A masters graduate in Political Science and Government from Carleton University and alumnus of the National University of Singapore, Tan first started out his career in the Singapore government’s Prime Minister’s Office, where he was involved in the identification and monitoring of emerging issues of political and strategic importance to Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Jeremy Tan, Director - BRG

From there he joined prominent risk analysis firm Control Risks, over the span of five years moving up from consultant to associate director before crossing to Datarama in 2018. Since then, Tan has led Datarama’s investigations and business intelligence practice in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar, and has gained experience managing projects across the APAC region.

According to Tan’s company bio, BRG’s new recruit has advised private companies, law firms, and governments and discreetly led the execution of hundreds of investigative and intelligence gathering assignments in a multitude of industry sectors, including performing and supervising in-depth reputational due diligence, asset tracing, political risk analysis, and threat assessments.

Commenting further on Tan’s appointment, which BRG described as part of its continued expansion plans in Asia Pacific, Witchell added, “His long track record of executing sensitive investigations and intelligence-gathering assignments has supported critical decision-making for market entry, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support and business strategy.”

“I am thrilled to join BRG at a time of continued growth in the Asia Pacific and look forward to working closely with the team to help drive the growth of our market-leading investigations and intelligence offerings,” Tan said in response. “I am passionate about helping commercial and government organisations maximise opportunities and manage political, operational and regulatory risks in complex environments.”