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Control Risks Group (CRG) is a private security company, based out of London, that was founded in 1975 as a subsidiary of the Hogg Robinson insurance and travel group, becoming the first company to provide advice to clients involved in kidnap situations. CRG began with the hiring of three SAS officers: Maj. David Walker, Arish Turle, and Simon Adams-Dale. Walker would go on to co-found Saladin Security and Keenie Meenie Services of Iran/Contra noteriety. Turle would go on to co-found the Risk Advisory Group after a stint at Kroll, Inc.'s office in London.[1] [2]

According to their website, in 1980-81, five members of the management team negotiated a buyout of the company and became an independent employee majority-owned company. Currently, the company is 82% owned by its employees. In 1995, CRG added an investigative division, and by 2003 they had become an international company with more than 600 employees and 18 offices around the world [3].

CRG's four main operating areas are: Political and security risk analysis, confidential investigations, security consultancy, and crisis reponse. The majority of their clients are large multi-nationals; they state that more than 90 per cent of the FTSE 100 use one or more of their services [4].

CRG has a long history of working with the energy sector, covering ground in Algeria, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, Russia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Sudan and Yemen. The main services they provide include political and security risk assessments, supplying site security managers for dangerous projects and kidnap and evacuation consultancy [5]. In Iraq the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have used CRG to provide armed guards for staff in Baghdad, Basra and elsewhere.

CRG is a member of the British Association of Private Security Companies and the Private Security Company Association of Iraq.

Clients & advice

  • CRG has joined with the Energy Industry Council, the largest Trade Association for British companies that service the world's energy industries [7]
  • July 30, 2004, CRG announces the release of their new travel product CRTravelTracker. This online product will allow companies to locate and advise their employees around the world through consolidating all their travel information and integrating it with all the relevant information pertaining to the region they are visiting. [8][9]
  • In 1992, CRG warned their client Unocal regarding their project in Burma that the government "habitually makes use of forced labor to construct roads" and concluded that Unocal and its partners would have "little freedom of manoeuvre." [10]

Directors and officers


Contact

LONDON (Head office)
Control Risks Group
4th Floor
Cottons Centre
Cottons Lane
London
SE1 2QG
UK
Tel: +44 20 7970 2100
Fax: +44 20 7970 2222
Email: crlondon AT control-risks.com
Web: http://www.control-risks.com

AMSTERDAM
Control Risks Benelux BV
Keizersgracht 638
1017 ES Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 20 620 9585
Fax: + 31 20 620 5360
cramsterdam AT control-risks.com

BERLIN
Control Risks Deutschland GmbH
An den Treptowers 1
12435 Berlin
Germany
Tel: + 49 30 533288 - 0
Fax: + 49 30 533 28899
crberlin AT control-risks.com

BOGOTÁ
Control de Riesgos S.A.
(Correspondence through the London office)
The Cottons Centre
Cottons Lane
London SE1 2QG
Tel: + 57 1 636 0840
Fax: + 57 1 610 1717
crbogota AT control-risks.com

JAKARTA
PT ROH - Control Risks Group
Mid Plaza 1 Building, 12th Floor
JI. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 10-11
Jakarta 10220
Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 570 7641
Fax: +62 21 570 7645
crjakarta AT control-risks.com

LOS ANGELES
Control Risks Group LLC
550 S.Hope Street
Suite 2330
Los Angeles CA 90071
USA
Tel: +1 213 996 7560
Fax: +1 213 624 1634
crlosangeles AT control-risks.com

MANILA
Control Risks (Philippines) Inc
15th Floor Citibank Tower
Cor. Valero & Villar St.
Makati
Philippines
Tel: + 63 2 810 7607
Fax: + 63 2 810 8120
crmanila AT control-risks.com

MELBOURNE
Control Risks Group Pty Ltd
1A Yarra Street
South Yarra
Victoria 3141
Australia
Tel: + 61 3 9826 5540
Fax: +61 3 9826 9560
crmelbourne AT control-risks.com

MEXICO CITY
Control Risks Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
(Correspondence through the London office
The Cottons Centre
Cottons Lane
London SE1 2QG
Tel: +52 55 5540 6006
Fax: +52 55 5540 0438
crmexico AT control-risks.com

MOSCOW
Control Risks Group
1-aya Ulitsa Yamskogo-Polya 9/13
Office 303
125124 Moscow
Russia
Tel: + 7 095 232 5690/1
Fax: + 7 095 232 5692
crrussia AT control-risks.com

NEW YORK
Control Risks Group LLC
19 West 44th Street
Suite 412
New York NY 10036
USA
Tel: +1 212 967 3955
Fax: +1 212 967 3956
crnewyork AT control-risks.com

SÃO PAULO
Control Risks do Brasil Ltda
Av. Eng. Luís Carlos Berrini, 1700.
6th Floor.
04571-011 São Paulo, SP
Brazil
Tel: +55 11 5504 7900
Fax: +55 11 5505 4296
crsaopaulo AT control-risks.com

SHANGHAI
Control Risks Group
Suite 1207
Lansheng Building
8 Huai Hai Middle Road
Shanghai 200021
PR China
Tel: +86 21 6319 0105
Fax: +86 21 6319 0103
crshanghai AT control-risks.com

SINGAPORE
Control Risks Group (S) Pte Ltd
16 Collyer Quay, #29-02
Hitachi Tower
Singapore 049318
Tel: +65 6227 2038
Fax: +65 6227 2062
crsingapore AT control-risks.com

SYDNEY
Control Risks Group Pty Ltd
Level 6, Barrack House
20 Barrack Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Tel: + 61 2 9279 0099
Fax: + 61 2 9279 3299
crsydney AT control-risks.com

TOKYO
Control Risks Group KK
7th Floor Parkside House
2, Ichibancho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0082
Japan
Tel: + 81 3 3261 8331
Fax: + 81 3 3261 8332
crtokyo AT control-risks.com

WASHINGTON
Control Risks Group LLC
1600 K Street, NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20006
USA
Tel: + 1 202 449 3330
Fax: + 1 202 449 3325
crwashington AT control-risks.com

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