Hakluyt & Company

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Hakluyt & Company Limited
TypePrivate limited company
IndustryManagement consultancy
Founded1995; 27 years ago (1995)
FoundersChristopher James, Mike Reynolds
Key people
Paul Deighton, Director
Varun Chandra, Director
Jean Veronica Tomlin Russell, Director
Leslie Gordon Fagen, Director
Nicholas John Barnes, Director
Holly Morrow, Director
Revenue£59.1 million (2018), £84.9 million (2021)
£12.1 million (2018), £17.4 million (2021)

Hakluyt & Company is a British strategic advisory firm. The company is headquartered in London and has subsidiary offices in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Singapore, Mumbai, Chicago and Sydney.[1]

Hakluyt avoids publicity, but is regarded as having a reputation for discretion and effectiveness among its client base.[2] Hakluyt was founded by former officials of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).[3][4] The company has recruited several former British spies and journalists from The Financial Times.[5]

The firm is chaired by Paul Deighton, and the other members of the board include managing partner Varun Chandra, Les Fagen, and Jean Tomlin.[1]

Corporate governance[edit]

Hakluyt's international advisory board comprises senior figures with backgrounds in business and government. It is chaired by Niall FitzGerald, KBE, former CEO and chairman of Unilever, and its current members are:[1]

The former president and chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation, Minoru (Ben) Makihara, KBE, served on the advisory board of the firm from 2004 to 2020.


  1. ^ a b c "Hakluyt & Company Limited". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ "From guard dogs and fences to business intelligence". Financial Times. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  3. ^ Sharon Lafraniere, John F. Burns (11 April 2012). "Briton's Wanderings Led Him to Heart of a Chinese Scandal". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  4. ^ Stephen Robinson (30 March 2012). "MI6, a death in China and the very secretive Mayfair company full of spooks". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  5. ^ Burgis, Tom (13 January 2017). "Trump dossier throws light on murky world of private intelligence". The Financial Times.

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