Yusuke Makino


  • Asia Pacific
  • Security Risk Management
  • Sport and Major Events Risk Management

Based in Control Risks’ Tokyo office, Yusuke develops, implements and manages risk management solutions for key clients across the Asia Pacific region, and has particular expertise in pre-incident crisis management planning and training, evaluation of client security risk exposure, and development of corporate security policies and procedures.

Recent tasks that Yusuke has worked on include:

  • Acted as a strategic risk adviser on a wide range of security issues to senior executives of diverse Japanese clients, including major trading, oil and gas, engineering, infrastructure and manufacturing companies, as well as various governmental and international aid agencies.
  • Provided risk mitigation solutions to major Japanese multinational clients on a broad spectrum of business intelligence topics, including evolving political and security risk for countries across the globe, but especially in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Responded to major security incidents including the development of strategies for working with top management, victims and media following serious security incidents and terrorism attacks in Africa.
  • Lectured at various Japanese government-sponsored crisis management seminars and workshop events for groups of Japanese nationals in more than 20 countries. 

  • Before joining Control Risks, Yusuke was a senior consultant in Tokio-Marine Nichido Risk Consulting Company’s Risk & Crisis Management Group. Earlier in his career, Yusuke participated in the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Indonesia, analysing Indonesian development strategies and preparing strategic policy recommendations for UNDP Jakarta. Yusuke previously served as an infantry officer in the 1st Airborne Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

    Yusuke holds a master of arts in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Yusuke was awarded the Freeman Foundation Fellowship as well as the SAIS Academic Fellowship. He also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Waseda University.


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