Roberto Wong

Assistant Director

São Paulo

Roberto Wong is an Associate Director for Control Risks’ Operational Risk Management practice, based in the São Paulo office. His main duties include assessing risk and security threats, security auditing, complex problem solving, initial crisis response, and executive protection task planning and management. He is also a certified defensive driving instructor and is responsible for delivering training to both executives and professional drivers.

  • Close Protection & Defensive Driver Training
  • Operational Security Management
  • Security Consulting & Planning


Roberto Wong is an Associate Director for Control Risks’ Operational Risk Management practice, based in the São Paulo office. His main duties include assessing risk and security threats, security auditing, complex problem solving, initial crisis response, and executive protection task planning and management. He is also a certified defensive driving instructor and is responsible for delivering training to both executives and professional drivers.


Highlights of Roberto’s experience with Control Risks include:
  • Working as a full-time embedded project manager for an American multinational internet corporation during the 2014 FIFA World Cup (FWC) and 2016 Rio Olympic Games (ROG). Roberto was responsible for developing and implementing all security and emergency response plans in preparation for and during the course of the events, all security implementation and delivery in Brazil during the FWC and ROG periods, managing security providers and assisting in the coordination of transportation service, and providing immediate security analysis and advice in response to security incidents.

  • Conducting numerous security risk assessments of hotels, industrial facilities, corporate offices and private residences for multinational clients throughout Brazil. As part of these projects, Roberto evaluated their overall levels of physical and procedural security in order to identify vulnerabilities and recommend risk mitigation strategies.

  • Developing, designing and managing numerous executive protection (EP) tasks throughout Argentina and Brazil. Roberto specialises in task planning, resource management, and overseeing response capabilities, in addition to senior-level client liaison for multinational EP tasks.


Prior to joining Control Risks, Roberto worked as a senior business manager for a major private security company in Brazil for six years. During this time Roberto acquired in-depth experience with integrated security projects for industrial sites, residential structures and commercial complexes, using specialised security personnel and electronic equipment. He also provided clients with the advice, information and practical tools they required to support and protect their businesses in a safe, secure and confident manner.

Roberto served in the Brazilian Army as a commissioned officer in the Artillery Corps. For six years he served in the Supervision of Controlled Products Service (Serviço de Fiscalização de Produtos Controlados – SFPC/2), a division of the Brazilian Army that controls the use, trade, storage and manufacture of weapons, ammunition and offensive chemical products. He also provided advice to military and public security authorities on legal subjects related to the supervision of controlled products held by the Brazilian Army.

Roberto holds a bachelor’s degree in law and business administration from Universidade Mackenzie in São Paulo, Brazil. In addition, Roberto has completed specialist training courses in firearms from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and US Customs departments.

Roberto is a Brazilian national and speaks Portuguese, English and intermediate Spanish.

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