Falanx Group (AIM:FLX), the global intelligence, security and cyber defence provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Hollis as Managing Director of our Falanx Intelligence subsidiary, Stirling Assynt.
Charles will lead our well-regarded Assynt Report team, covering geo-political intelligence in 33 countries and regions; our corporate business information and due diligence teams; and our intelligence staff who are embedded within our clients’ own board advisory teams. Charles will, ex-officio, attend board meetings for the parent company, Falanx Group but will not join its Board.
Charles is a former senior diplomat who served in the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he held senior postings in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Charles was also posted to the UK Mission to the United Nations as First Secretary – Middle East Political Affairs.After his public service, Charles worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and founded Global Metrics before being appointed as Managing Director, Consulting Services at Kroll Associates. Latterly, Charles was Director General of the Middle East Association and Managing Director in the Global Risk and Investigations Practice at FTI Consulting LLP.
Charles is an Arabic and French speaker, with a degree in PPE from Oxford and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Charles joins a strong corporate intelligence team which grew revenue by 13% and profit up 37% last year. Early trading this year is strong as Stirling Assynt continues to benefit from a growing demand for embedded analysts and new clients in our pipeline.
Stuart Bladen, CEO of Falanx Group, commented:
“We are delighted that Charles has chosen to bring his immense experience in diplomacy, geo-political analysis and the Middle East to Falanx. I am confident that the Stirling Assynt team will grow and prosper under his proven leadership”