Based in Paris, George is a Turkey specialist, and is responsible for producing political and security risk analysis on both Turkey and south-east Europe for Control Risks. He travels regularly, advising clients and maintaining a network of trusted sources. George responds to client queries on a range of subjects including corruption, insurable risks and insecurity, and works on bespoke consulting engagements for companies in a range of sectors including energy and manufacturing.
George’s recent projects include:
- A comprehensive threat assessment and political risk overview for a mining company with assets in Turkey’s north-east, following increased political instability and violence in Turkey.
- A comprehensive assessment of potential reputational and physical threats to a data analysis company in Turkey, ahead of deploying personnel to Turkey.
- An assessment of the impact of changing US-Turkey relations on the regulatory and political environment for US companies in Turkey in a particular sector, ahead of a client’s expansion of activities in the country.
- An assessment of corruption, regulatory and integrity risks facing international companies in the pharmaceutical sector in Turkey, amid a client’s worldwide review of their risk environment.
- An analysis of likely political, regulatory and security developments in Germany and their impact on a number of sectors over the coming decades, as part of a worldwide analysis of long-term trends for a major client.
- An analysis of trends affecting the pharmaceutical sector in Germany, from regulatory to security risks, for a major pharmaceutical company’s long-term strategic planning.
Before working for Control Risks, George spent several years working in Turkey on Turkish corporate relations, due diligence, and security-focused research projects, including on Turkey’s south-east and on Kurdish issues. He has also worked for two Turkey-focused think tanks, including the prestigious Istanbul Policy Centre. George speaks Turkish, French and German, and holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.