Investment & Operations in Complex Environments
Richard A. Fisher
Mr. Fisher is Vice President, Global Corporate Security, at CB&I. In his current position, Mr. Fisher is responsible for establishing and managing the overall security programs, policies and procedures for CB&I worldwide.
More than 30 years experience in the Corporate Security, Law Enforcement, and Investigative field, with extensive emphasis on domestic and international security and crisis management operations for Fortune 500 companies. Before joining CB&I, Mr. Fisher was in Security Management positions with Tenneco Oil E&P, Texaco Inc, and Burlington Resources. He is recognized by the industry as a Certified Protection Professional and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Mr. Fisher holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and is a graduate of the National Intelligence Academy and the Southeast Florida Institute of Criminal Justice.
Mr. Fisher is currently an active member of: International Security Management Association (ISMA), American Society For Industrial Security (ASIS), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (previously NPRA) Security Committee, and Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.
CB&I combines proven process technology with global capabilities in engineering, procurement construction and technology to deliver comprehensive solutions to customers in the power, energy and natural resource industries. With more than 70 proprietary licensed technologies and 1,500 patents, CB&I is uniquely positioned to take projects from conceptual design, through technology licensing, engineering and construction and final commissioning. Drawing upon the global expertise and local knowledge of approximately 50,000 employees in more than 80 locations, CB&I safely and reliably executes projects worldwide. For more information visit www.CBI.com.
Frank Linden is a Senior Risk Management Officer in the Economics and Policy Group of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group. The group is responsible for assessing project and country risks; for ensuring projects supported by MIGA are developmentally sound; and for verifying that operations are consistent with good economic policy and sustainable for the host country—as well as financially sustainable for MIGA. Prior to joining MIGA in January 2010, Frank worked for 11 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. There, he was responsible for Merrill's country and sovereign risk management as part of the firm's credit risk department. Prior to that, Frank was an officer and a senior analyst in the strategic analysis division of the Military Intelligence Agency in the Netherlands. Frank obtained an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) with a concentration in international business and finance. He also holds an MA in Eastern European and Soviet studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Michael Moran is Managing Director, Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks, and is based in the New York office. A foreign policy analyst, author and geo-strategist for investment banks and other institutions, he concentrates on macro risk and US energy, foreign policy and global economic matters. He is author of The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power, and co-author of the The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution.
Before joining Control Risks, Michael served as head of thought leadership at the investment bank Renaissance Capital, focused primarily on global energy issues and oil and gas opportunities in frontier markets, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Before moving to financial services, Michael spent four years running digital strategy and editorial at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he launched CFR’s Crisis Guides series, which garnered three Emmy awards and numerous other honors. He was also a senior correspondent and ran international coverage for MSNBC.com; a London-based US affairs analyst for the BBC World Service; a Munich-based senior editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; and, in his early career, a reporter for the Associated Press and several newspapers.
Michael is an adjunct professor of journalism at Bard College, and was the Hearst New Media Teaching Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2003. He spent over a decade as a board member of the Overseas Press Club, as well as a judge of its annual awards, and as a member of Human Rights Watch communications advisory board.
Daniel Wagner is the Founder and CEO of Country Risk Solutions (CRS) -- a cross-border risk advisory firm based in Connecticut (USA) -- and Senior Advisor with Gnarus Advisors.
Prior to founding CRS, Daniel was Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services where he was part of a team investing billions of dollars annually into global energy projects. Daniel was responsible for advising senior management on a variety of country risk-related issues, strategic planning, and portfolio management. He created a Center of Excellence for country risk analysis in GE and led a team that produced a comprehensive automated country risk rating methodology.
He began his career underwriting Political Risk Insurance (PRI) at AIG in New York and subsequently spent five years as Guarantee Officer for the Asia Region at the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency in Washington, D.C.
During that time he was responsible for underwriting PRI for projects in a dozen Asian countries. After then serving as Regional Manager for Political Risks for Southeast Asia and Greater China for AIG in Singapore, Daniel moved to Manila,
Philippines where he was Guarantee and Risk Management Advisor, Political Risk Guarantee Specialist, and Senior Guarantees and Syndications Specialist for the Asian Development Bank’s Office of Cofinancing Operations. Over the course of his quarter century-long career Daniel has also held senior positions in the PRI brokerage business in London, Dallas and Houston. Daniel has published hundreds of articles on risk management and current affairs, is a non-resident scholar at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, International Policy Digest, and the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), among others.
His editorials have been published in such notable newspapers as the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. His first book - Political Risk Insurance Guide - was published by IRMI. His second book - Managing Country Risk – was published by Taylor and Francis in 2012 (see: www.managingcountryrisk.com).
He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicagoand in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London. Daniel can be reached at email@example.com and 1-203-570-1005 (www.countryrisksolutions.com).
Dr. Bhaskar Chakravorti (Moderator)
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts Universityand the founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context.
Prior to joining Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and on the faculty of Harvard Business School and Harvard University Center for the Environment. He was a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices, served on its Knowledge Services Committee and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard. In a 20+ year career, he has been an advisor to CEOs, senior management and Boards of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500 and worked across the Americas, EU, Asia and Africa, and multiple industries. He is the author of the best-selling book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World”.
Bhaskar's prior appointments were as a Partner and Thought Leader at the Monitor Group, a game theorist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs), assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a TAS officer with India's Tata Group. His PhD in economics is from the University of Rochester, where he was a University Fellow. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and in economics with honors from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College. Bhaskar and his wife, Gita, live in Brookline, MA with their two children, Tarit and Sahana, and two fairly agreeable cats.