Andreas Albeck, 2010, United States and United Kingdom

Senior Consultant, Global Services
Control Risks, London, UK
Control Risks advises multinational clients on strategies for mitigating and managing the political, security, and reputational risks of operating or investing in hostile, complex, and challenging business environments. 

Fletcher Thesis: Credit Rating Agencies’ Approach to Rating Structured Finance Securities:  Methodological Revisions and Policy Reform in the Context of the Financial Crisis

Shifting careers: “Fletcher helped me successfully shift my career. Although my professional background was in financial risk management, I had maintained a strong interest in policy issues and international business. While at Fletcher, I gained new skills, perspective, and contacts to identify and redefine professional application more suited to my interests. This process had an unequivocally positive impact on my subsequent job search, and ultimate placement as a consultant at Control Risks, a well known international political and security risk consultancy and business intelligence firm.”

Academic support: “My most meaningful academic relationship was with Professor Jonathan Brookfield. I first encountered Prof. Brookfield as a prospective student, in fact, when I sat in on his International Business Strategy and Operations class. A year later, I was an enrolled student in the same class, and subsequently interacted with him frequently, via his seminar on Privatizing and Deregulating Industries, on the political risk conference, as an independent study adviser, and as a thesis co-adviser.”

Fields of Study

  • International Business & Economic Law
  • Strategic Management & International Consultancy

Summer Internship

  • Financial Sector Policy & Analysis, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Key Activities at Fletcher

Education Before Fletcher

  • BA, International Relations, Dartmouth College

Experience Before Fletcher

  • Bear Sterns & Co, Global Credit Analyst, New York, NY
  • First Manhattan Consulting Group, Consultant, New York, NY


  • German
  • French
  • English