Daryll O Hanlon

Senior Consultant

Dubai

Daryll is a senior consultant at Control Risks’ Middle East office in Dubai, where he oversees projects on the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. Daryll manages due diligence assessments, business intelligence investigations and asset identification across a wide range of sectors for clients operating in, or seeking to enter, the region. Daryll is a professional member of the International Compliance Association and holds an international diploma in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. 

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Daryll is a senior consultant at Control Risks’ Middle East office in Dubai, where he oversees projects on the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. Daryll manages due diligence assessments, business intelligence investigations and asset identification across a wide range of sectors for clients operating in, or seeking to enter, the region. Daryll is a professional member of the International Compliance Association and holds an international diploma in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.


Highlights of Daryll’s recent projects:
  • A due diligence assessment of a politically exposed Pakistani businessman with interests in the oil and gas sector for a Europe-based energy company.
  • A due diligence assessment of several Afghanistan-based entities to identify a suitable partner for a European client seeking opportunities in the aviation and defence sectors.
  • A business intelligence assignment in Saudi Arabia for a client in the oil and gas services sector examining the reputation, standing and political connections of a Saudi investment fund.
  • A business intelligence investigation for an international bank to verify if a Middle East-based airline was operating in sanctioned countries.
  • A business intelligence investigation for an international bank to assess the links between several Bahraini trading families and Iran.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Daryll was a terrorism and security analyst for a risk analytics company in the UK. He spent two years working with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a desk officer for the department’s international security policy section. Daryll was a member of the policy development team for Irish UN peacekeeping operations and focal point for Irish deployments to European Common Security and Defence Policy missions. Daryll holds a master’s degree from Queens University Belfast in violence, terrorism and security studies and a bachelor’s degree in international politics from the University of Ulster.

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