Richard Fenning is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks. Richard joined Control Risks in 1993 and was head of the firm’s New York office from 1997-2000. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2005.
Richard is a frequent speaker on how geo-political risk can impact on a company’s operations and on the role of the private sector in fragile and post-conflict states. Recent engagements include the Economist Summit, The Oxford University Union, The International Economic Forum of the Americas, FT Emerging Markets Forum, Harvard Business School, Gibs Business School in Johannesburg and Sciences Po. In addition, in 2007, he was called to contribute to a congressional oversight committee in the United States and to a foreign policy commission in the United Kingdom.
Richard has an honours degree in Modern History from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and in 2004 attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD business school in France. He is an ambassador of emergency medical relief charity, Merlin and sits on the Advisory Panel for Durham University’s Global Security Institute.