Gavin Strong

Associate Director

Mexico City

Gavin is the Associate Director (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) for Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks’ market-leading political, operational and security risk analysis and forecasting team. Gavin provides regular political, operational and security risk analysis for Control Risks’ subscription services Country Risk Forecast (CRF) and PRIME, as well as customised services for clients operating in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

  • Americas
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting


Gavin is the Associate Director (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) for Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks’ market-leading political, operational and security risk analysis and forecasting team. Gavin provides regular political, operational and security risk analysis for Control Risks’ subscription services Country Risk Forecast (CRF) and PRIME, as well as customised services for clients operating in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Gavin has also led a number of client engagements in frontier markets in Latin America more broadly, including Belize and Suriname.

Prior to joining Control Risks on a full-time basis, Gavin worked for the company as an external consultant, while also contributing work to IHS Jane’s and Oxford Analytica. Gavin worked as a researcher for the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies’ The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archive of “Raúl Reyes.” From 2010 to 2011 he worked as the editor of a business magazine in Quito, Ecuador.

Gavin has a master of arts degree in Latin American studies (with a focus on politics and economics) from the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London and a bachelor of arts degree in ancient history from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Gavin has lived in Nicaragua and Panama, and travelled extensively throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, before moving to Mexico City in January 2012. Gavin is a regulator contributor to media outlets, including the Financial Times, the Economist, CNN Español, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes and the Mexican national newspaper Reforma.

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