Pacific Strategies & Assessments

Established in Hong Kong in 2000, Pacific Strategies & Assessments (PSA) provides specialist risk consulting services, delivering critical information to our clients through our three core service lines of Ethics & Compliance, Investigations & Disputes, and Advisory Services.

Our offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Manila, and Shanghai are each staffed with investigators and responders with extensive in-region experience gained from professional backgrounds in corporate investigations, government intelligence, management consulting, and law enforcement.

Leadership

Michael Olver

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Michael Olver comes to PSA from a well-known global specialist investigations company where he was a Director in the group’s Middle East and North Africa Disputes and Investigations practice. He brings over a decade of experience in complex multijurisdictional corporate investigations, due diligence and security management in Asia, the Near and Middle East and Africa.  Based in Dubai, Mr. Olver is responsible for overseeing PSA’s group operations.

 

Mr. Olver has advised numerous multinational companies, regional government entities, banks and high net worth individuals. Over the past decade, he has actively assisted clients in managing and mitigating complex risks across a range of operational environments from Libya during the “Arab Spring” to market entry assistance in more developed markets in Asia.  He  began his career with IntegraScreen where he built the companies information collection capability in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Mr. Olver holds advanced degrees from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Michael speaks Arabic.

Russell Worth

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GREATER CHINA

Russell Worth is the Country Director Greater China, based in Shanghai. He has over 16 years’ experience in risk management and consulting in Asia. He has advised and managed multiple assignments in various jurisdictions. He specializes in conducting complex investigative assignments involving fraud or corruption, business intelligence and due diligence investigations, Pre-IPO investigations, asset searching, and other risk consulting services.

 

Prior to joining PSA, Russell was a managing director in a US listed Consulting firm based in Hong Kong. His engagements included a multi-jurisdictional fraud centred on the unauthorised use of trademarks; an extensive asset tracing assignment in support of a family dispute involving litigation; multiple pre-transactional business intelligence exercises; and a large fraud and compliance investigation on behalf of a major insurance company.

 

Russell served with the London Metropolitan Police Force between 1988 and 1998. During his police service, he acquired wide experience in operational police work and criminal legal practices. He has given evidence in court on numerous occasions and developed specialized skills in interviewing, handling of agents and victims of crime. Subsequent to leaving the police service, Russell worked for the Hong Kong International Airport Security Company where he gained experience in using technology to deter and prevent existing threats after the 911 terrorist attacks.

 

Russell holds a BA from Greenwich University with honors.

PSA is always interested in meeting talented individuals to join our diverse, global workforce. Our typical analyst is a multilingual college graduate with a degree in journalism, political science, law, or business.

OUR LOCATIONS

Address: Level 13, Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +(852) 3972 6503
Fax: +(852) 3972 5777

Address: Suite 2104, One Prime Building
1361 Sichuan North Road,
Shanghai 200080, P.R.C.

Address: Suite 6, Level 36, Tower 1, The Enterprise Center
6766 Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City 1226, Philippines
Telephone: +(63) 2 843-6856

Address: Suite 8, 54th Floor, Al Mas Tower,
Jumeirah Lake Towers,
PO Box 112911,
Dubai UAE
Telephone: +971 04 383 5493