Richard Fenning

Senior Adviser


Richard Fenning is serving as Senior Adviser having stepped down as Chief Executive Officer in early 2019. Richard joined Control Risks in 1993 and was head of the firm’s New York office from 1997-2000. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2005.

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Richard Fenning is a Senior Adviser to a number of Control Risks’ long-standing clients and provides counsel to the firm’s leadership. He joined Control Risks in 1993 and was CEO from 2005 until 2019, when he was succeeded by Nick Allan. During his tenure as CEO, Richard oversaw the significant growth of Control Risks’ business, a substantial increase in the firm’s geographic footprint and a comprehensive enlargement of the range of services provided to an increasingly diverse global client base.

In 2016 Richard led the firm through a complex and successful management buy-out, establishing Control Risks as a corporate partnership and ensuring the on-going independence of the firm. He is a regular speaker and media commentator on geo-politics, international security and risk issues.

Prior to being appointed CEO, he was chief operating officer and head of the firm’s New York office. He now divides his time between Singapore and London.

Richard has an honours degree in Modern History from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and in 2004 attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD business school in France.


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