Nick Allan

Chief Executive Officer

London

Nick Allan is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks. Previously, Nick 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. He began his Control Risks career working in political and country risk analysis, leading project teams dealing with a range of issues across multiple geographies.

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Nick Allan is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks. Previously, Nick 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. He began his Control Risks career working in political and country risk analysis, leading project teams dealing with a range of issues across multiple geographies.


Nick’s recent experience includes:
  • Leading and providing expert witness services in support of lawyers dealing with allegations of complicity in human right abuses by business in conflict zones.
  • Providing advice to an infrastructure company seeking to build compliance systems to prevent the paying of bribes.
  • Presenting at international conferences on the subject of business and human rights in post-conflict environments.

Before Control Risks, most of Nick’s career was spent with De La Rue International plc. During his time there he worked mainly in the Identity Systems business focusing on Latin America. Nick also gained project management experience through his involvement in electoral projects in Mozambique and Sierra Leone.

Nick studied Politics at the University of Bristol and an MBA from Imperial College Management School, University of London. He speaks Spanish fluently and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.

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