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Erudite Risk

Everything is something worth knowing.

Due Diligence, Executive Protection, Internal Investigations, Brand Protection, and Security for multinational organizations in Korea.

We Know Risk
Risk is our business. Resilience is our goal. The services and tools we offer address and serve the various areas of the risk ecosystem. To adequately manage and mitigate risk, companies need services that address the areas of risk they face, but they also need those services to be wrapped in local information and intelligence. These services can be investigative, protective, or related to business continuity. Information requirements can be legal, regulatory, political, and market/geo-related. Erudite Risk's services and tools live at the intersection of these requirements.

Erudite Risk's leaders have performed thousands of risk management and security consulting projects for multinationals in Asia.

On-the-Ground with Local Knowledge
Erudite Risk operates only in Asia and only in the countries where we have direct experience on the ground. Local knowledge is crucial to ensuring a successful result in so many ways. From legal liability to knowing what information is valid and what is invalid, the job simply cannot be done from afar.

Quality Guarantee
We stand behind our work in a way that few companies in the professional services industry do.

Being Erudite.

Erudite Risk has extensive experience performing risk mitigation and risk management services for multinational companies operating in the geographic markets we cover. We know our markets, we know international business, and we know the risks global companies face in our markets. More importantly, we understand your goals, needs, worries, and expectations as an organization. We speak your language.

Erudite Risk personnel are trained and certified in the disciplines our services are built around. We're on the ground, in-country, local. Our long experience operating in Asia has allowed us to develop the extensive human networks we rely on for our due diligence and business intelligence services.

High Quality Product
What you read in your due diligence reports should matter. It should make a difference in your decision making. We aim to provide relevant, comprehensive, insightful, and actionable intelligence products. We know what makes a risk intelligence report readable and useful. We know your standards are high. We work to meet and exceed them.

Discreet and Safe
Our discreet investigative due diligence and background investigations get you the assurance you need that you are making a proper decision without committing your organization to a course of action. Erudite Risk always complies with all laws and regulations in the countries we operate in. Integrity is the most important asset we have. Safety and discretion are further ensured by doing our own work - we never outsource cases to third parties.

All of our services can be customized to meet your requirements and deadlines.



Rodney J. Johnson

Professional Title



Mr. Johnson has spent most of his work life in Asia. Working in both the IT and the security sectors, he has been based in Korea and Singapore, while running companies with direct operations in Korea, China, Singapore, and India. He has coordinated partnerships and conducted business throughout Asia for Erudite Risk’s multinational clients.

Mr. Johnson is former country manager of a Korean subsidiary of a Silicon Valley operating systems start-up acquired by Samsung SDS, Korea’s largest systems integration company. Following that, he served as the chief operating officer of the new Samsung SDS–affiliated company that resulted from the acquisition.

Mr. Johnson is also a former technology analyst, reporting on Asian technology issues, and served as an intelligence analyst in the US Army. Mr. Johnson speaks English, Korean, and Chinese (Mandarin). He has a BA in economics and mathematics and an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management.

He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of KBLA.



Chung Jaekyu

Professional Title

Director of Operations


Mr. Chung is former operations manager in charge of all operations for a global security and investigations firm in Seoul. During his tenure there, he led operations teams in handling and solving virtually every type of security issue faced by multinationals in Korea.

Mr. Chung is also a former president and the founder of Intellectual Property Solutions Korea, an IPR-focused consultancy that handled IP rights issues for global clients from industries as diverse as fashion, pharmaceuticals, and media. Mr. Chung merged IPS Korea with a complimentary IPR/security firm focused on the Korean domestic market and stayed on to run the combined operations until joining Prescient Consulting, where he served as managing director of the Korea office. He is currently the director of the Korean Intellectual Property Protection Association. Mr. Chung speaks Korean, English, and Russian.