Chris Ferguson




Chris Ferguson


London, UK

A director in our London office, Chris began his career at Risk Advisory over a decade ago. Initially focused on energy-related investigations in Africa, he now plays a critical role in managing the firm’s global client base. In this role, Chris works with all of Risk Advisory’s regional teams overseeing a broad array of assignments: from detailed due diligence of M&A targets in China to complex internal investigations in Ukraine. 

Chris has extensive experience across a range of different industries but energy remains a key theme in his work. For example, he recently led a Risk Advisory team tasked with helping a private equity business executive a multi-billion dollar transaction with Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company. This involved analyzing the corruption risks associated with several large infrastructure projects and assessing the compliance cultures of the local firms that developed them. 

Prior to joining Risk Advisory, Chris worked for Aon Corporation as part of its offshore energy team within the Lloyds of London insurance market. This involved placing coverage for control of well, rig transportation, pipe laying and other offshore energy situations.

Project highlights:

  • Advised the board of a US-listed E&P company on emerging risk scenarios in their major countries of operation globally. This included contributing to the risk register and offering deeper insights on specific issues to board sub-committees. 
  • Advised the VP for international business at a major US aerospace & defence contractor during a successful $6 billion military equipment tender in Europe. Contributed to the client’s internal bid evaluation process and helped communicate the recommendations of that review to the business’ aero segment board. 
  • Advised the board of a London-listed E&P company on its strategy related to a multibillion-dollar arbitration process in the Middle East. 
  • Led the analysis of risks associated with sanctioned refined products entering an international oil company’s supply chain. Led client engagement on the project with the IOC’s head of trading operations.
  • Languages


  • Capabilities
    • Energy
    • Private equity
    • M&A target evaluation
    • New market intelligence
    • Bid intelligence 
    • Negotiation intelligence
  • Education

    BA (Hons) in Economics & Public Policy

Get to know Chris Ferguson

Chris is a Director in our Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, and is based in London. He has particular expertise in the energy industry and frequently acts on behalf of our many clients from that sector, both on due diligence and other types of intelligence assignments. Prior to joining Risk Advisory in 2006 Chris worked as a member of Aon’s offshore energy broking team in London. 


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