George Nicholls

Senior Partner

Johannesburg

George Nicholls is a Senior Partner and is based in Johannesburg. He leads a multi-disciplinary team within our Europe Africa region which focuses on managing our largest accounts, securing new business, delivering results on large and complex projects, and managing the Southern African Control Risks team.

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George Nicholls is a Senior Partner and is based in Johannesburg. He leads a multi-disciplinary team within our Europe Africa region which focuses on managing our largest accounts, securing new business, delivering results on large and complex projects, and managing the Southern African Control Risks team. George works with practice and regional leadership teams to best utilise Control Risks’ global resources and develop solutions that are tailored to clients’ most complex problems.


Recent examples of George’s work include:
  • Overseeing the creation of an innovative predictive fraud model that prevents and reduces fraud in a financial services company operating in Africa, drawing upon expertise from the Americas and Asia Pac regions.
  • Ensuring the delivery of a range of Control Risks services including business intelligence, due diligence, travel security management, crisis management and business continuity and planning solutions for a prominent African banking sector client.
  • Overseeing the proposal, delivery and maintenance of a strategic threat and risk assessment, crisis communications and integrated security design solutions for a multi-billion dollar extractive industry client based in South Africa.


Before joining Control Risks George worked as a risk consultant in London, South Africa and Dubai, focusing on providing integrated strategic risk solutions to companies that operated throughout Africa and the Middle East. George has an honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and an MBA from the University of Herriot Watt, Edinburgh. Since joining Control Risks George has attended various executive training courses.

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