Roger W. Robinson, Jr.

President & CEO

 

Mr. Robin­son was a Vice Pres­i­dent in the Inter­na­tional Depart­ment of the Chase Man­hat­tan Bank. He had bank­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties for Chases loan port­fo­lio in the USSR, East­ern and Cen­tral Europe and Yugoslavia for five years and served for some two and a half years as a per­sonal assis­tant to for­mer Chase Chair­man David Rock­e­feller. He also served on assign­ment with the Chase branch in Tokyo.

Mr. Robin­son sub­se­quently joined the National Secu­rity Coun­cil (NSC) as Senior Direc­tor of Inter­na­tional Eco­nomic Affairs. He worked at the White House from March 1982 until Sep­tem­ber 1985. At NSC, Mr. Robin­son had respon­si­bil­ity for all eco­nomic, finan­cial, trade, tech­nol­ogy and energy rela­tion­ships of the United States world­wide.

Mr. Robin­son served as Chair­man and Vice Chair­man of the Con­gres­sion­ally-man­dated U.S.-China Eco­nomic and Secu­rity Review Com­mis­sion from 2001 to 2006. He Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Secu­rity Stud­ies Insti­tute.  He has pub­lished exten­sively on secu­rity-related risk in the global cap­i­tal mar­kets and East-West eco­nomic and finan­cial rela­tions. He has served as an expert wit­ness on numer­ous occa­sions before both Sen­ate and House Com­mit­tees and has appeared on major media out­lets for over three decades.

 

 

Andrew Davenport

Chief Operating Officer

 

Mr. Dav­en­port has exten­sive expe­ri­ence research­ing cor­po­rate and bank­ing activ­ity in coun­tries of secu­rity con­cern and pro­vid­ing related risk man­age­ment advi­sory ser­vices to both pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tor clients. He has done pio­neer­ing work in sen­si­tiz­ing the global finan­cial mar­kets to global secu­rity risk through new open source research tech­niques, strength­ened cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and informed share­holder activism.

Mr. Dav­en­port was pre­vi­ously co-founder and Vice Pres­i­dent of Con­flict Secu­ri­ties Advi­sory Group (CSAG) from 2001 to 2009. Dur­ing this period, CSAG emerged as the lead­ing provider of research on cor­po­rate ties to U.S.-sanctioned states and related com­pli­ance prod­ucts to lead­ing insti­tu­tional investors, asset man­agers and state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

Mr. Dav­en­port has pub­lished in a num­ber of venues, includ­ing theWash­ing­ton Post,U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and the Jour­nal of Inter­na­tional Secu­rity Affairs. He has tes­ti­fied before the U.S. Con­gress and served as an expert pan­elist at a num­ber of con­fer­ences and round­ta­bles. Mr. Dav­en­port is also a Board Mem­ber of the Prague Secu­rity Stud­ies Insti­tute (PSSI), a think tank ded­i­cated to inter­na­tional secu­rity pol­icy, and Ide­alsWork, Inc., an inde­pen­dent research provider of cor­po­rate data and con­sult­ing ser­vices on Envi­ron­men­tal, Social and Gov­er­nance (ESG) issues.