Gbenga Abosede


  • Americas
  • Investor Services
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting
  • Managing political risk
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Gbenga is a Principal at Control Risks and is based in Chicago where he is responsible for the Midwest Geo-Market in the US. He is part of a multi-disciplinary team within our client management function which focuses on assisting our largest accounts, securing new business and bid management on large and complex projects. He has over 20 years of international management consulting experience, including 10 years in our Lagos, Nigeria office where he established and managed the Business Intelligence and Geopolitical Risk Analysis practice for the West Africa region.

Recent tasks that Gbenga has worked on include:

  • Overseeing the proposal and delivery of a strategic market entry review on behalf of a global healthcare corporation which was considering options across several South-East Asian countries as part of plans to relocate its operations in response to geo-political trends in the region.
  • Overseeing an investigation into the probity and political connections of an Asian business partner on behalf of a global professional services firm which was seeking to enter into a long-term advocacy relationship as part of its expansion strategy for the region.
  • Acting as the relationship manager for a US agricultural products company as it sought to review its global security program, and establish workplace violence and executive protection training programs for its staff, ensuring consistency across the organization.
  • Acting as the relationship manager on a Cyber business continuity program review for a major FMCG manufacturer which was seeking to assess the Cyber threats to its systems and bring its response plans in line with the US government’s standards and guidelines.

  • Before joining Control Risks, Gbenga was a strategy consultant in the United Kingdom where he worked with clients to develop business cases and investment proposals to justify their investment plans. He also provided commercial due diligence and project management support to mergers and acquisitions initiatives. Earlier in his consulting career, he advised clients embarking on complex business transformation programs.

    Gbenga holds a BSc in Chemistry from the Imperial College London and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School.

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