David Amos

Senior Partner

Baghdad

David Amos is a Senior Partner in Iraq, and shares this role with Marcus d’Apice. David has been in this role since January 2005 and works to the Control Risks Middle East Regional CEO who is based in Dubai. David focuses on delivering plans, priorities, policy and financial oversight for a large business with a workforce of over 1200 people, 340 B6 armoured vehicles and with regional offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil.

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David Amos is a Senior Partner in Iraq, and shares this role with Marcus d’Apice. David has been in this role since January 2005 and works to the Control Risks Middle East Regional CEO who is based in Dubai. David focuses on delivering plans, priorities, policy and financial oversight for a large business with a workforce of over 1200 people, 340 B6 armoured vehicles and with regional offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil. David has worked with numerous energy sector and governmental clients including some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies, helping them manage and mitigate a complex array of political, operational and security risks in Iraq.


Highlights of David’s experience include:
  • Development of a strong framework of consent with local and national Iraqi entities allowing Control Risks and its clients to operate in Iraq, including the retention of a residential business centre within the International Zone in Baghdad.
  • Delivering a compliant and scalable business in a technical, dynamic, hostile and emerging regulatory environment.
  • The “Iraqisation” of the Control Risks’ workforce to 70% Iraqi employees.


Before joining Control Risks, David served in the British Army for 25 years, culminating his career as the Commanding Officer of the Light Dragoons, an armoured reconnaissance regiment with over 600 soldiers and 200 vehicles. During his military service he deployed on 3 tours in Bosnia and a tour of Iraq in 2003.

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