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 Chase’s 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 also Co-Found­ed in 2002, 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 K. 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. He sub­se­quent­ly served on the Board of Ide­alsWork, Inc., an inde­pen­dent research provider of cor­po­rate data and con­sult­ing ser­vices on Envi­ron­men­tal, Social and Gov­er­nance (ESG) issues, until its acqui­si­tion by Insti­tu­tion­al Share­hold­er Ser­vices (ISS).

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.