Chris Torrens
Chris Torrens

APCO has named Chris Torrens, a geopolitical risk and compliance veteran, as managing director of its Greater China region.

He was a partner at Control Risks, where he led geopolitical teams in China and the EMEA during an 18 year run.

Earlier, he was associate director in Pricewaterhouse/Coopers’ advisory practice in Shanghai, and head of research in Hong Kong for UK government relations shop Batey Burns, which APCO acquired in 1999.

Masayo Nagai, chairman of APCO’s Asia region, said Torrens has a proven track record of helping clients navigate risks, enter new markets and seize critical opportunities.

APCO is O’Dwyer’s No. 5 ranked independent firm, chalking up $180.4M in fees during 2022.