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Meredith Wilson

Founder and CEO

Emergent Risk International, LLC

“Know your comfort zone, and then avoid it like the plague.”

Meredith Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Dallas based Emergent Risk International, LLC (ERI). ERI empowers companies to address the impact of geopolitical risk on their business through intelligence, consulting, training, data and analytics. The company has offices in Dallas, Austin, Washington DC, Greater Boston, the United Kingdom and is opening its newest office in Singapore.

Meredith has over 20 years experience in international environments, the energy sector, Fortune 500 corporations and the US intelligence community. In the US government she served as a Defense Intelligence Officer in the Pentagon and overseas. In 2007, she moved into the private sector as one of the early innovators of private sector intelligence analysis. At ConocoPhillips she created the company’s first dedicated geo-political and security focused risk intelligence function. Meredith went on to create a similar function for Dallas-based Kosmos Energy, before founding ERI in 2014.

Meredith is a founding member of the Private Sector Intelligence Council (PSIC) and is a Founding Board Member of the Association of International Risk and Intelligence Professionals (AIRIP). She previously served on the Business Intelligence Advisory Council for the National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology and on the advisory board for the Dallas Global Chamber. She speaks Indonesian and Malay and has lived and worked in England, Ireland, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Australia. She currently lives near Boston with her two children, husband and three four-legged co-workers.