Tom Griffin

Senior Partner

Lagos

Tom has overall responsibility for the West Africa region in Control Risks and manages an operation with over 160 consultants and staff spanning 8 countries including offshore work across the Gulf of Guinea. Control Risks security work in the region ranges from kidnap & crisis response and threat & risk monitoring through to managing the security operations of a wide range of international and indigenous clients.

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  • Senior Partner
  • Africa
  • Creating a Secure Organisation
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation


Tom has overall responsibility for the West Africa region in Control Risks and manages an operation with over 160 consultants and staff spanning 8 countries including offshore work across the Gulf of Guinea. Control Risks security work in the region ranges from kidnap & crisis response and threat & risk monitoring through to managing the security operations of a wide range of international and indigenous clients. We also advise a number of companies around reputational, operational & political risks ranging from pre-market assessments, stakeholder mapping through to due diligence & strategic business intelligence.
 

Tom has considerable expertise in advising companies as they embark on growth strategies across the region and seek to manage the challenges and complexities inherent with operating in Africa.


Tom’s recent experience includes:
  • Consulting support to private equity fund focused on market entry and operational set up for investments across West Africa. 
  • Advisory support to CEO of Fortune 100 company centered around risk management of pan-African organization.
  • Multiple briefings to international and indigenous governments and Nigerian presidency around key political & operational risks across the region.


Prior to Control Risks, Tom was formerly the Vice President Sales with International SOS in the US and Canada and before that enjoyed success working for the executive board on a number of international strategy assignments across the Group. Prior to International SOS, Tom worked as a management consultant advising blue-chip clients on growth strategies & organisational re-structuring to capture market growth in international markets. Tom has completed his further & executive education at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Aston University and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Bordeaux.

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