Daniel Sachs

Associate Director

Houston

Daniel Sachs is an Associate Director in the Crisis Security and Consulting department at Control Risks. Daniel is based in Houston and specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies prepare for and respond to crises and emerging risks. He advises organizations around the design and implementation of crisis management programs to support their global operations. He also regularly delivers crisis management training and exercises for executive management teams across a broad range of sectors. 

  • Americas
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  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises
  • Delivering Growth and Opportunity


Daniel Sachs is an Associate Director in the Crisis Security and Consulting department at Control Risks. Daniel is based in Houston and specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies prepare for and respond to crises and emerging risks. He advises organizations around the design and implementation of crisis management programs to support their global operations. He also regularly delivers crisis management training and exercises for executive management teams across a broad range of sectors.


Recent examples of Daniel’s work include:
  • Designed and facilitated annual tabletop and semi-live crisis management exercises for the executive team of a Houston headquartered Fortune 500 oil field services company
  • Designed and implemented an end-to-end crisis management program for a multinational Engineering Procurement and Construction firm
  • Conducted a comprehensive review of a global Silicon Valley-based technology firm’s crisis management program
  • Leading a risk management workshop for a Canada-based power generating company facing significant community opposition to a large-scale domestic infrastructure project
  • Delivered site-level incident management planning and training for numerous companies operating across Latin America

Prior to his current position, Daniel served as Control Risks’ head of business development and account management for the Southeastern US. Daniel previously spent six years in the Americas department of Control Risks’ geopolitical risk analysis division, serving two years in Houston, two in Mexico City and two in London. Daniel obtained an MSc in public policy and security studies from University College London. He also holds a law degree from BPP Law School and an undergraduate degree in politics and international studies from the University of Warwick.

Daniel is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and a designated Control Risks kidnap response “hand-holder” providing first-line incident response support. Daniel speaks fluent Spanish. He is a regular commentator on international affairs and risk management issues for a variety of international media, including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and Forbes.

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