Wikistrat Expert Douglas Olin

Douglas Olin

CEO at Olin Associates

Practicing in his own firm, Olin Associates, Douglas Olin provides wide-ranging legal, strategic and international business planning support and financial advice to clients in the areas of international business, risk management, finance, entertainment, and technology. He has also held various positions in the American Government including serving as the country’s first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Agreements Compliance.

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Biography

Practicing in his own firm, Olin Associates, Douglas Olin provides wide-ranging legal, strategic and international business planning support and financial advice to clients in the areas of international business, risk management, finance, entertainment, and technology. His clients include investment banking/corporate finance advisory firms specializing in financial services, technology and entertainment, and the entertainment industry.
In his private sector career, he has been a Senior Managing Director and head of risk management for Gerson Global Advisors and a Director at Eurasia Group, a leading political risk advisory firm with clients in financial services, government, and corporate business. Before joining Eurasia Group, he was Chief Operating Officer of Control Risks’ Government Services Inc. There he played a leadership role in creating a subsidiary which generated nearly $60 million in new revenues over two years by extending security and risk management services to companies in high risk environments around the world. Before joining Control Risks, Mr. Olin was a Principal at Technicolor Digital Cinema, responsible for developing new digital cinema distribution strategies and new market opportunities for Technicolor.
From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Olin served as the nation’s first U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Agreements Compliance where he was responsible for all multilateral trade policy and program development, including matters involving the World Trade Organization, OECD, and NAFTA. In this capacity, he created and led the U.S. Government’s Trade Compliance Center, a new federal organization responsible for assisting U.S. businesses gain access to foreign markets by monitoring and evaluating foreign compliance with trade agreements. He was heavily involved in the government’s intellectual property protection and anti-piracy efforts.
From 1984 to 1995, he served as Assistant Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, where he was responsible for oversight of U.S. foreign affairs programs and budgets, State Department operations, national security operations, science, technology and space, and numerous other federal programs and activities. He has also served in the White House’s Office of Management & Budget, where he was responsible for reviewing the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the classified programs of the U.S. military services.
In the course of his government and private sector career, he has done business in more than 110 countries around the globe.

Wikistrat Analytic Community
Douglas Olin is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
J.D. from Georgetown University; M.A. International Relations from University of Chicago; B.A. Political Science from George Washington University Architectural Studies, Rhode Island School of Design

Areas of Expertise:
International Relations
Finance Technology
Government
Entertainment Industry

Contact:
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