Our Team

  • Jason Wright - Founder & Managing Director

    Jason Wright is the founder and Managing Director of Argo Associates. Prior to founding Argo, he was a Managing Director in Hong Kong for Kroll.

    Before moving to Asia in 2011 he worked for Kroll in Italy for five years and then briefly in London. While assisting clients on numerous transactions, investigations and disputes in Asia and Europe, particularly for private equity funds, banks, hedge funds and special situations investors, Jason has also specialized in the analysis of political risk, whether that has involved examining the role of local politicians, regulators and other stakeholders, or broader geopolitical concerns. Although he has managed projects across the whole Asia-Pacific region he has been particularly focused on Korea, China, and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. Jason is a scholar of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, having been awarded a Master of Arts (Oxon) in English Language and Literature, as well as a Master in State Management and Humanitarian Studies from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.

  • Yulingbo Mao - Head of Greater China

    Before joining Argo, Yulingbo worked in the Business and Client Intelligence Unit of Deutsche Bank where she advised the deal teams and the management board on existing and potential high-risk clients and major transactions. Prior to that, she was a case manager in a number of leading international corporate intelligence and investigation companies.

    Yulingbo specialises in enhanced due diligence, business intelligence, asset searches, fraud investigations and other types of complex investigative projects. She has assisted numerous financial services, legal, regulatory and corporate clients in making informed decisions related to potential and existing investments, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and de-listings, senior management and board appointments, market entry, internal investigations and disputes and litigation. Yulingbo has worked on projects of varying scale across Asia Pacific with a focus on greater China. She is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with fluency in English and Cantonese. She holds a Master of Finance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • Lina Gautama

    Lina is a Southeast Asia expert, focusing particularly on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. An Indonesian national, Lina has overseen a variety of complex consulting and advisory projects for clients across the region – these projects have included both ongoing monitoring and detailed political analysis and sensitive investigative and business intelligence cases. She has also assisted numerous clients with anti-bribery and anti-corruption assessments and in-depth due diligence for investments and acquisitions.

    Lina was formerly at Control Risks, and prior to that worked with Keppel and ConocoPhillips. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Singapore Management University. Lina is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu and Mandarin, and speaks some French, Spanish and Thai.

  • Tommy Law - Director

    Prior to joining Argo, Tommy was a Senior Associate in Kroll, where he managed a variety of projects in greater China including pre-investment due diligence, reputational reviews, business intelligence, asset tracing, fraud investigation, intellectual property infringement. Tommy was also a member of a Monitor team to a global bank, assessing the bank’s compliance with a programme put in place by one of the bank’s regulators.

    Tommy specializes in in-depth research and conducting discreet interviews. His passion also lies in geopolitical affairs with a focus on greater China. Before joining Kroll, Tommy worked in a global investment bank where he advised on regulatory requirements and pioneered KYC remediation for non-bank financial institutions in Hong Kong. Tommy speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from the University of East Anglia.