DAMIAN PERL – FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Damian Perl is the founder and CEO of GLOBAL. He is also the Chairman of the Board, leads
strategic planning and business development and provides oversight and direction for the running
of the Group.
Damian founded GLOBAL in 1998, under the name of Global Risk Strategies Limited. Since then,
GLOBAL has grown from a small one-man office in south London to a Group of over 20 companies
operating worldwide and offering a broad portfolio of services and products. Today, GLOBAL is
one of the world’s leading providers of defence and security, development, and corporate risk
management services to governments, multilateral agencies and commercial clients.
In recent years, Damian has sat on a number of business advisory committees and chamber of
commerce groups dealing with the insurance market and with business development, particularly in
Central Asia and Africa. He has also been a member of a lobbying group for Commonwealth
countries and was Director of a landmine victims fundraising organisation.
Before founding GLOBAL, Damian accumulated considerable experience in corporate risk
management. Working on a consultancy basis, he carried out assessments and contingency
planning around the world for high value, high risk projects being undertaken by commercial and
industry clients, seeking to ensure business continuity. Prior to that, Damian served as an officer in
the Royal Marines, qualifying as a Commando and winning the coveted Green Beret. He also
served in the UK Special Forces, trained with US Special Forces and was involved in counter-
insurgency operations in Africa and the Balkans. His final role before leaving the military was
advising key foreign governments and British interests abroad on countering terrorism, working with
indigenous security services and linking civil and military interests.
Outside GLOBAL, Damian currently holds a number of other Directorships and is a member of the
SAS Regimental Association and the Royal African Society. He holds a degree in Physiology and
Biomechanics, speaks French, basic Arabic and is currently learning Italian.