Jake Little

Partner

Basra

Jake Little manages Control Risks business in southern Iraq, based in Basra.  He shares this role with Michael Walton.  Predominantly the business provides protective services and a range of support options to mitigate the complex security, political and operational risks associated with conducting business in Iraq. 

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  • High Risk Protective Security
  • Operational Security Management
  • Security Master Planning & Implementation


Jake Little manages Control Risks business in southern Iraq, based in Basra.  He shares this role with Michael Walton.  Predominantly the business provides protective services and a range of support options to mitigate the complex security, political and operational risks associated with conducting business in Iraq.  Jake works with a large number of Fortune 500 companies predominately in the energy sector and manages a workforce of 1000 people and over 300 B6 armoured vehicles.


Highlights of Jake's experience include:
  • Managing the business successfully through period of change driven by a lower oil price and fundamental change to the market conditions in Iraq whilst ensuring the business remained wholly compliant to an emerging and dynamic regulatory environment.
  • Delivering rapid mobilisation of the security elements of major energy related projects whilst ensuring quality of product was maintained and clients’ expectations met.
  • Advising a range of clients as they seek to enter the Iraq market.

Before joining Control Risks Jake enjoyed a successful 17 year career in the British Army as an officer in the Green Howards.  This included operational deployments in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Balkans and Sierra Leone. Jake was awarded the Military Cross in 2008 during operations in Afghanistan.

Jake has a bachelor's degree in history from Newcastle University and an MBA from Cranfield University. 

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