Barnaby Fletcher


  • Americas
  • Managing political risk
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Political and Economic Risk Monitoring

Barnaby leads Control Risks’ risk analysis practice in the US and Canada. Barnaby has extensive experience in advising clients across the world, having previously led the analyst team for East and Southern Africa. He has helped numerous multinational companies understand the political and security threats facing their assets, operations and personnel in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

Examples of such engagements include:

  • Helping one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies understand the threat posed by domestic activism and extremism in the US, especially in the context of an increasingly active environmental movement.
  • Helping one of the world’s largest technology companies understand crime threats facing operations and assets in dozens of locations throughout the US and globally.  
  • Ongoing support to a major multinational social media platform seeking to understand both potential misuse of its platform during global elections and security threats to its operations in the US and globally.  
  • Developing and contributing to ongoing monitoring of global political, operational and security developments for a major mining company with operations in more than 25 jurisdictions, including weekly reports and ad hoc updates.
  • Supporting numerous companies across a range of sectors dealing with extreme security threats such as civil conflict in Ethiopia and the Islamist extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Barnaby was a contributing analyst to the Economist Intelligence Unit, focusing on political and economic developments in sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked as executive editor of Global Business Reports, a business media company focused on the energy and mining industries, and has contributed work to publications including Engineering & Mining Journal, Hart’s E&P and Oil & Gas Investor. He has previously worked with AKE Group and Africa Confidential.

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