Daniel Sachs

Associate Director

Houston

Daniel is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Global Client Services team. Based in Atlanta, Daniel manages client relationships in the southeastern US, overseeing Control Risks’ relationships with organizations in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

  • Americas
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Delivering Growth and Opportunity
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting
  • Social Risk Consulting
  • Market Entry Consulting


Daniel is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Global Client Services team. Based in Atlanta, Daniel manages client relationships in the southeastern US, overseeing Control Risks’ relationships with organizations in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

Prior to his current role, for two years Daniel served as lead North America consultant in Control Risks’ threat analysis division in Houston. Daniel managed US and internationally sourced country risk assessments focused on the US, Canada and Cuba. His projects included business threat assessments, market-entry strategies, threat monitoring plans and the design and implementation of threat intelligence programs.

Before joining the Houston team, Daniel worked as a threat analyst in Control Risks’ Mexico City and London offices. Daniel provided clients with expert analysis and forecasting on business risk developments in Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.


Highlights of Daniel’s recent experience include:
  • Leading a risk management workshop for a Canadian-based power generating company facing significant community opposition to a large infrastructure project
  • Creating threat assessment protocols for a Mexican multinational’s global personnel, facilities and operations. The deliverable allowed the client to ensure greater global consistency in its internal threat assessment program through the creation of global standards
  • Developing and implementing a threat monitoring plan for a client concerned about its threat exposure as a result of its association with a high-profile US energy infrastructure project
  • Delivering an above-ground threat assessment of a domestic US greenfield energy project for major exploration and production company


Before joining Control Risks, 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. His graduate work focused on the concept of impunity in Central America and its effects on civil society and state institutions.

Daniel speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French. He is a regular commentator on international political affairs and risk management issues for a variety of international media, including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Global Finance Magazine and Forbes.

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