Back to School - Managing Risks in a COVID-19 World

  • When:
    Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Where:
    This is a webinar session, 网络研讨会
  • Price:
    Free for members; RMB 100 for non-members.

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School campuses in China have been empty for months – a long period with many challenges. While the situation in mainland China continues to improve, some of the campuses are inching closer and closer to reopening, which will present another set of emerging challenges. Shouldering important responsibilities, schools need to properly plan for and manage new risks on top of the usual ones when students, faculty and staff return to campus. Health and safety concerns top the list and will be directed by government to a great extent. But the risks extend beyond those, and missteps can quickly spiral into crises that threaten reputation among various stakeholders.

In this session, the Chamber invites experts from Control Risks to share practical suggestions on how the education sector can manage and respond to the risks in this “non-normal” environment. The discussion topics will include:

  • Overview of the current COVID-19 situation in China and on-going concerns
  • The challenges of travel restrictions, both international and within China
  • How to rethink scenario planning, crisis management and operational continuity


  • 9:50 - 10:00 ZOOM Login
  • 10:00 - 10:10 Introduction by David Mansfield, Executive Headmaster, Y.K. Pao School
  • 10:10 - 10:40 Discussion
  • 10:40 - 10:50 Q&A Session
  • 10:50 -11.00 Closing Remarks

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Participants can send their questions in advance using the registration form.

This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password one day before the event. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff before 10am, 20 April. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above mentioned timeframe.

Speaker Introduction

Michael Hickman

Principal, Control Risks

Michael Hickman is a Principal focused on Control Risks’ Greater China and North Asia region. He is responsible for projects involving risk management, compliance and ethics, and training. A member of the bar in New York, and fluent in Chinese, Michael has been working in China and throughout Asia since the 1980s. His international law practice covered compliance matters, including anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters and regulatory investigations, complex cross-border M&A transactions, private equity investments and foreign direct investment, all involving full use of bilingual and bicultural skills.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael worked with several international law firms including Cleary Gottlieb, Simmons & Simmons, Fried Frank and Haiwen, a leading Chinese corporate law firm. Michael has authored numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions and securities regulations in China.

Michael received his Juris Doctor in 1985 from University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature, also from the University of Washington, in 1978.

Nadav Davidai

Director, Control Risks

Nadav is a director at Control Risks in Greater China. Based in Shanghai, he is responsible for supporting all facets of business resilience service delivery as well as developing internal processes and quality management initiatives.

Nadav is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and an expert on business continuity practices and standards, including BS (British Standard) 25999, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1600, and ISO22301. Nadav is also experienced in applying Risk Management and particularly Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks. These include ISO 31000 Risk Management Principles and Guidelines and the COSO ERM Framework.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in international affairs and international economics from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a double major in history and political science. He is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Japanese.

Event contact

Hilary Wu