NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergo is pleased to announce that Sir Richard Dearlove has joined the firm's Board of Advisors. Sir Richard comes to Ergo after a distinguished 38-year career in the intelligence community, culminating in his tenure as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).
"Sir Richard has insights that few others have into the issues that matter to our clients," said RP Eddy, Ergo's CEO. "His wisdom and guidance will help ensure we continue to deliver unmatched intelligence solutions. We are deeply honored to work with him."
Sir Richard brings to Ergo his unmatched experience on the front lines—and behind the scenes—of four decades worth of global events and trends that have shaped the international political and economic landscape. He is also an advisor to several leading private institutions.
"Ergo's intelligence and analysis capacity are among the very best in the commercial sector," Sir Richard said. "I have seen firsthand the unique benefits they bring to their clients."
Sir Richard is currently the Master of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He served as Chief of SIS/MI6 from August 1999 until his retirement in July 2004. Previously, he was Director of Operations and Assistant Chief. During his 38-year tenure with MI6, Sir Richard served in multiple international locations before managing the Washington, D.C., office beginning in 1991.
Sir Richard has held numerous trustee and advisory positions, including trustee of Kent School in Connecticut, honorary fellow of Queens' College, University of Cambridge, member of the international advisory board of AIG, senior advisor to the Monitor Group, chairman of Ascot Underwriting, member of the advisory board of IrisGuard, member of the advisory board of New Venture Partners, chairman of trustees of the Cambridge Union Society, and member of the strategic advisory board of TimeSight Systems. In 1984 he was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and in 2001 he was appointed a KCMG (Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George), both for his distinguished service.
Ergo is an intelligence and advisory firm specializing in emerging markets and geopolitical analysis. Across the globe, Ergo leverages thousands of proprietary on-the-ground sources and in-country teams to provide customized solutions and subscription products for our clients. Clients ranging from leading investment houses, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and governments turn to Ergo for due diligence, political and economic risk analysis, market opportunities, competitive assessments, and strategy consulting. Harvard Business Review said Ergo is "breaking from industry orthodoxy" with a "radically new model" of consulting.
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