Nick Allan

Chief Executive Officer

London

Nick Allan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks since January 2019. Previously, he was CEO for the Europe and Africa Region, and before that led the Asia Pacific region for a number of years. Nick sits on the Board and Executive Committee. 

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Nick Allan has been the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks since January 2019. Previously, he was CEO for the Europe and Africa Region, and before that led the Asia Pacific region for a number of years. Nick sits on the Board and Executive Committee.

Throughout his career at Control Risks, Nick has advised clients on some of their most complex strategic challenges, helping them to understand the totality of their risk profiles. From directing a global cyber security transformation exercise at a leading international insurance firm, to advising a mining investor on its worldwide expansion, Nick has focussed on finding solutions and opportunities that are dynamic and pragmatic. He has a particular interest in the role of business in conflict areas.

Before becoming CEO, Nick was central to the creation of Control Risks’ cyber security business and driving the company’s expansion in Africa and Europe.

Nick is invited to speak at events across the world. Recent engagements include ExCred International, the International Court of Justice Conference and Africa Real Estate Investors. He has featured in international media including the BBC, CNBC and Bloomberg.

Before Control Risks, most of Nick’s career was spent with De La Rue. He studied Politics at the University of Bristol and has an MBA from Imperial College Management School, University of London. Nick speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese.

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