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David Liu

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, Compliance

Asia Pacific

Kroll Associates (Asia)
1701-02 Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road
Hong Kong

David Liu is Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific for Kroll’s Compliance practice, based in the Hong Kong office. David helps financial institutions and corporations across the region manage a wide variety of risk and comply with anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption regulations.

David joined Kroll from The Economist Intelligence Unit, the B2B division of The Economist Group, where he led the advisory and consulting business in Asia Pacific. In this role, David and his team were responsible for driving the growth of the custom solutions and research business in Asia Pacific focused on helping multinational corporations, financial institutions, and various governments mitigate a wide range of commercial, operational, regulatory, political, and geographic risks.

Prior to The Economist Intelligence Unit, David managed Kroll’s Background and Capital Intelligence business in Asia Pacific. David’s previous experience also includes managing the business and operational risks for a technology company in China as well as developing business strategies for expansion and forging valuable partnerships with key industry leaders, including China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. Before that, David managed institutional banking relationships at one of the top global financial institutions, where he worked extensively with clients that included Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Deutsche Bank.

Professional Experience

Due Diligence

Managed numerous pre-transaction due diligence projects, including reputational due diligence for financial institutions prior to investments or entering into new business relationships.


Assisted numerous financial institutions with AML/KYC diligence and review of programs and processes.

Third Party Risk Management

Assisted a range of Fortune 500 companies to design, review, and implement vendor integrity programs across the region.

Business Intelligence

Managed numerous market-sizing, market entry, and benchmarking assessment projects in Asia for corporations and sovereign wealth funds.

Education and Certifications

  • M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • B.S., University of California


  • English – Fluent
  • Mandarin – Fluent


  • Due Diligence
  • Compliance Programs
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) Programs
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Anti-Bribery Compliance
  • Corporate Transaction Due Diligence
  • Third Party and Vendor Screening
  • Market Entry