James Sinclair


  • Americas
  • Security Risk Management
  • Operational and Protective Services
  • Organisational Resilience
  • Crisis Response
  • Political and Country Risk
  • Training and Development Solutions

Based in Mexico City, James Sinclair is a Partner who leads Control Risks’ Crisis and Security Consulting practice in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. As part of this role James is responsible for overseeing the delivery of tactical, operational and strategic risk consulting solutions across the region and advising Control Risks’ clients on issues related to risk management, risk prevention and crisis management.

In addition, James oversees Control Risks’ security services business in the region including short and long term embedded security consultants, executive protection teams and monitoring stations, supporting Client’s operations in a diverse range of business sectors and geographical locations.

Recent tasks that James has worked on include:

  • Advising corporate executives on numerous actual acute crises in Mexico and Central America including extortion, kidnap-for-ransom, product theft, and reputational issues.
  • Facilitating various risk management workshops with key stakeholders to identify the greatest risks to an organization’s assets and creating solutions to best mitigate these risks. Developing and implementing an organizational model for companies to reshape security roles and processes in line with business objectives.
  • Carrying out an overarching audit of the executive protection team, practices, protocols and procedures of a large manufacturer in Northern Mexico, making strategic recommendations on personnel suitability procures and overall structure.

James holds a BA honors degree in international relations and Spanish from Leeds University. His main research and subject focus was on international security resolution, including organized crime, international terrorism and counterinsurgency. James speaks fluent Spanish as well as basic French and Portuguese. James is a certified defensive and evasive driving instructor, holds a BTEC Level 3 qualification in the UK as a close protection officer and has a diploma in crisis management and business continuity from Iberoamericana University of Mexico City.

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