Jake Stratton

Senior Partner

London

Jake Stratton is a Senior Partner heading Control Risks’ Global Client Services division for Europe and Africa. Based in London, he is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships across several key business hubs, ensuring that clients have access to the full range of our expertise whenever and wherever they need it.

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  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting


Jake Stratton is a Senior Partner heading Control Risks’ Global Client Services division for Europe and Africa. Based in London, he is responsible for building and strengthening client relationships across several key business hubs, ensuring that clients have access to the full range of our expertise whenever and wherever they need it.

Jake has held a number of roles during his career at Control Risks. As Managing Director for India he set up and managed Control Risks’ office in Mumbai, from where he was responsible for the delivery of projects across all of India’s business hubs, and also for introducing our global capabilities to major Indian multinationals. As Managing Director of our Global Risk Analysis business, Jake was responsible for broadening our analytical footprint, embedding analyst teams in more of our hubs around the world and making our political risk analysis more accessible to our global client base. Jake also played a leading role in the roll-out of Control Risks’ joint venture with International SOS.


Some highlights of Jake’s work include
  • Leading a team to design and set up a global country monitoring programme for the foreign ministry of a G8 country.
  • Fronting our annual Riskmap campaign over a number of years, involving engagement with a wide range of news media and delivering keynote addresses to clients at Riskmap conferences in Europe, the United States and Asia.


Aside from Riskmap, Jake has spoken on political risk issues at several international conferences, and has been a frequent media commentator, featuring on the BBC and other major international news channels.  He has Master’s degree in Chinese from Cambridge University, and in addition to Mandarin Chinese speaks fluent French and German.

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