James Blount

James has spent over 40 years managing a complex range of security and intelligence risks around the world. After graduating from Oxford University in 1980, he travelled widely across Soviet-occupied Afghanistan with the Mujahideen. He served in the British embassies in Lima and Islamabad; was CEO of an investment bank in Karachi; Iraq country manager for Control Risks, Regional Manager in Erbil and Director Middle East in Dubai; and Director of Special risks at Hiscox.

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