Charles Hecker

Charles Hecker

Partner at Control Risks - UNITED KINGDOM

Charles Hecker is responsible for shaping Control Risks’ thought leadership on geopolitics, global security, political risk and their impact on international business. He speaks at industry, policy and academic conferences and represents the company’s work to the international media. Based in London, Charles oversees Control Risks’ global political risk output and has lead responsibility for the company’s annual flagship publication, RiskMap. In this capacity, he works with our regional heads of analysis. Charles also contributes to the content and production of Control Risks’ research services, including our subscription offerings and white papers. Prior to this role, Charles was Director, Europe & Africa, Corporate Investigations, where he supervised Control Risks’ investigations activities across one of the company’s largest regions. Charles has an honours BA in Russian and Soviet Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MA in Soviet Studies from the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. He speaks fluent Russian and is proficient in French and Spanish.

All Sessions by Charles Hecker

Day 3 - Stream 1 April 14, 2021
7:30 am - 8:00 am

LEGAL ISSUES: The Top 5 Risks for global business in 2021


In 2021, business will face a globally fragmented recovery from COVID-19. Emerging digital threats, climate change and the US-China relationship under a Biden administration are the other top risks for global businesses. Underpinning all these, the danger of missing the rebound in a year of multi-speed recovery is another key business risk in the coming year. Join Charles Hecker, Partner at Control Risks, as he presents the Top 5 Risks for global business in 2021, and discusses what businesses need to be doing to manage these risks and focus on the rebound.