Adam Francis

Partner

Baghdad

Adam Francis is a Partner and Commercial Director of Iraq. The role is a function within Control Risks’ High Risk Managed Services. In this role, Adam is responsible for shaping and underwriting the commercial strategy of the business, ensuring that it operates effectively, efficiently and in line with the Control Risks brand, reputation and leads industry best practice.

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Adam Francis is a Partner and Commercial Director of Iraq. The role is a function within Control Risks’ High Risk Managed Services. In this role, Adam is responsible for shaping and underwriting the commercial strategy of the business, ensuring that it operates effectively, efficiently and in line with the Control Risks brand, reputation and leads industry best practice. Furthermore, he delivers contract account management to several major clients and suppliers, as well as other key stakeholders that are critical to the success of the organisation. 


Examples of Adam’s recent work include: 

  • Developing, implementing and managing the “Iraq Strategic Plan” which supports and complements the company’s overall global vision and strategy.
  • Designing and overseeing the Iraq Quarterly Review process which spearheads financial efficiency and continual improvement, in line with our budget aspirations and internationally accredited Quality and Security Operations Management Systems.
  • Leading the commercial negotiation of several significant long-term client contracts  in Iraq.
  • Overseeing a supplier management system in line with company and international standards, ensuring the business derives best utility from vendors.. 

Prior to his current role, Adam held several financial and commercially focused roles in the Iraq business. During this time, he was instrumental in the evolution and maturation of the robust management system that exists in Iraq today.

Before joining Control Risks, Adam worked for a risk consulting firm with projects across the Middle East and Africa.  Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University in South Africa, majoring in Financial Management and Economics.

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