Risk Management Firm Expands in Middle East, Northern Africa

June 19, 2007
GlobalOptions Group subsidiary James Lee Witt Associates partners with International Investors Group Holdings

Domestic and international risk management firm GlobalOptions Group is expanding its unit that serves the Middle East and Northern Africa. A partnership from GlobalOptions' subsidiary James Lee Witt Associates with Kuwait-based International Investors Group Holdings (IIG), will expand the firms role in contingency and risk management planning.

The firm says the move aids its offerings in emergency planning, crisis management, business continuity planning and exercises for businesses as well as governments in the area.

As part of the agreement, IIG will represent James Lee Witt Associates' offerings in the area., especially in such nations as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman. The two firms will also be expanding the services into nearby nations such as Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

"We are pleased to be able to bring emergency planning and business continuity services to the Middle East and Northern Africa through this relationship with IIG," said James Lee Witt in an announcement of the partnership. "IIG provides GlobalOptions with access to new markets to expand our services, and we look forward to this three year relationship."