Sebastian Willis Fleming

Senior Partner

London

Sebastian joined Control Risks in 2001 having spent the previous five years working in the telecoms sector in East Africa. Prior to that Sebastian was a serving officer in the British Army for eight years. He lived in Africa from 1995 to 2004, returning to take up a position in the Control Risks head office at London Bridge.

  • Leadership
  • Senior Partner
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Resolving Critical Issues and Crises


Sebastian joined Control Risks in 2001 having spent the previous five years working in the telecoms sector in East Africa. Prior to that Sebastian was a serving officer in the British Army for eight years. He lived in Africa from 1995 to 2004, returning to take up a position in the Control Risks head office at London Bridge.

Whilst working for Control Risks between 2001 and 2004, Sebastian consulted to a range of clients in various African countries (including Nigeria, DRC, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya), and then latterly in the Middle East and Pakistan.

On joining the Control Risks head office in London, Sebastian established and headed a new Service Delivery department while also heading the Control Risks’ Africa Team. In 2007 Sebastian was appointed Director Crisis and Security Consulting Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2011 he assumed management of the Global Client Services’ Europe and Africa teams. In 2014 Sebastian became the Chief Operating Officer Europe and Africa, a position he holds today. He is a member of the Europe and Africa Executive Committee.

Sebastian was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1988. Since then he has attended courses at the University of Central London, the Harvard Business School, Massachusetts and the School for CEO’s in the UK. He has appeared on BBC and CNN on security and risk management related programmes, as well as appearing in various international newspaper articles and periodicals. Sebastian is a member of Chatham House and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

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