Marcus d'Apice

Senior Partner

Baghdad

Marcus d'Apice is a Senior Partner based in Iraq, and shares this role with David Amos. Marcus has been in this role since May 2012 and works to the Control Risks Middle East Regional CEO who is based in Dubai. Marcus focuses on delivering plans, priorities, policy and financial oversight for a large business with a workforce of over 1200 people, 340 B6 armoured vehicles and with regional offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil.

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


Marcus d'Apice is a Senior Partner based in Iraq, and shares this role with David Amos. Marcus has been in this role since May 2012 and works to the Control Risks Middle East Regional CEO who is based in Dubai. Marcus focuses on delivering plans, priorities, policy and financial oversight for a large business with a workforce of over 1200 people, 340 B6 armoured vehicles and with regional offices in Basrah, Baghdad and Erbil. Marcus has worked with numerous energy sector and governmental clients including some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies, helping them manage and mitigate a complex array of political, operational and security risks in Iraq.


Highlights of Marcus' experience include:
  • As Regional Director Southern Iraq from 2009-2012, oversaw the establishment of Control Risks operations with several key IOC clients, enabling their successful market entry and commencement of operations.
  • Delivering a compliant and scalable business in a technical, dynamic, hostile and emerging regulatory environment.
  • The “Iraqisation” of the Control Risks’ workforce to 70% Iraqi employees


Marcus joined Control Risks in 2002 spending the majority of his time in the Crisis and Security management function before joining the Iraq team in 2009.
Prior to this he served as a commissioned officer in the British Army. He holds a MSc in Risk, Crisis and disaster management and a BSc in Anthropology.

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