Gavin Strong

Director

Mexico City

Gavin is a Director at Control Risks covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the firm’s Global Risk Analysis team. Gavin provides expert analysis of political, operational, social and security risk for Control Risks’ online subscription service CORE, as well as customised consultancy services for clients in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Community (Caricom), extending to frontier markets, such as Belize, Guyana and Suriname.

  • Americas
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting


Gavin is a Director at Control Risks covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the firm’s Global Risk Analysis team. Gavin provides expert analysis of political, operational, social and security risk for Control Risks’ online subscription service CORE, as well as customised consultancy services for clients in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Community (Caricom), extending to frontier markets, such as Belize, Guyana and Suriname. 


Gavin’s recent consulting experience includes:
  • Conducting a country risk assessment for a US-based private equity firm considering investing in a power generation project in Mexico with exposure in Central America.
  • Carrying out a market-entry threat assessment for an Asia-headquartered infrastructure and logistics company interested in a port development project in Belize.
  • Undertaking a sector-specific security threat assessment for an oil and gas company with operations across the Gulf coast of Mexico.
  • Conducting scenarios-based, political-risk assessments for a number of clients concerned by the political crisis in Nicaragua.

Gavin has previously worked for IHS Jane’s and Oxford Analytica. He has an MA in Latin American studies from the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, a BA in ancient history from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and a diploma in political analysis from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Gavin has lived in Nicaragua and Panama, and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, before moving to Mexico. Gavin is a regulator contributor to media outlets, including CNN Español, the Financial Times, Al Jazeera and the Mexican national newspaper Reforma.

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