Alex Martin

Director

London

Alex Martin is Director of Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting business in Europe and Africa, providing clients with planning, training and emergency support in relation to Crisis Management and Business Continuity. The team has a particular specialism in kidnap-for-ransom, piracy and extortive crime. 

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Cyber Security
  • Operational and Protective Security
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises
  • Maritime Security
  • Security Training
  • Terrorism and Security Incident Response


Alex Martin is Director of Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting business in Europe and Africa, providing clients with planning, training and emergency support in relation to Crisis Management and Business Continuity. The team has a particular specialism in kidnap-for-ransom, piracy and extortive crime. 


Alex’s recent projects include:
  • Managing and delivering a global crisis management programme incorporating a review and rewrites of plans and supporting documentation, training for corporate and regional management teams, a regular schedule of exercises and maintenance.
  • Providing a global kidnap-for-ransom training programme for a major international oil and gas company. The training spanned 15 locations and included elements relating to kidnap awareness and hostage survival, incident management and family liaison.
  • Delivering emergency crisis management support to clients during major incidents including; - evacuations (Libya, Ukraine, Syria), industrial disputes, pandemic (Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)


Alex joined Control Risks as a consultant in its 24-hour Global Security Centre, providing advice to travellers, expatriates and corporate security teams on incident management, travel security and evacuation risks. Alex has subsequently held positions as the Centre’s Operations Manager and, following the formation of the Travel Security Services joint venture with International SOS, as its Director. As a result, Alex has significant experience of providing real-time incident management advice and support to Control Risks’ clients; including the provision of advice and incident management support to travellers, expatriates and corporate crisis management teams during numerous major incidents such as major terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

Prior to joining Control Risks Alex worked as a Security Manager in Southern Iraq supporting one of the principal contractors involved in the Iraq Reconstruction Project. Prior to this Alex worked as a head-hunter and as an officer in the British Army, serving in Bosnia, Cyprus, Oman and Germany. Alex has an MA in Politics and International Relations. 

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