Jim Brooks

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Los Angeles

Jim Brooks is Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks’ Americas region. He is responsible for the strategic growth and development of Control Risks’ business across the Americas, including its offices in Bogotá, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Panama City, São Paulo and Washington, DC.

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Jim Brooks is Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks’ Americas region. He is responsible for the strategic growth and development of Control Risks’ business across the Americas, including its offices in Bogotá, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Panama City, São Paulo and Washington, DC. He is a member of Control Risks’ Executive Committee and has been an Executive Director of the Board since 2012.

Jim joined Control Risks in 2001 as a consultant in the Crisis & Security Consulting practice, and became National Director of the practice’s US operations in 2003. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for North America in 2006 and subsequently Latin America in 2010.

Before joining Control Risks, Jim worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a Clandestine Service Officer, supporting human intelligence and paramilitary operations worldwide. He has covered a broad spectrum of intelligence issues including international economic movements, foreign political parties, proliferation of unconventional weapons, narcotics trafficking, organised crime and international terrorist activity.

Jim served in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL and has acted as an advisor to the security services of other nations, including El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela and Paraguay.

Jim earned a B.A. in International Relations and Latin American Economic Development from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has completed graduate coursework at UCLA and Executive Education courses at Harvard Business School.

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