Eric Wheeler - Director

Eric specialises in frontier and emerging markets, and has spent much of the last decade supporting clients in complex disputes and other high-stakes situations involving the Americas, the Former Soviet Union and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining Raedas, Eric headed the Americas practice at The Risk Advisory Group, where he built and led a team of specialist investigators and spearheaded the firm’s business development efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Eric has lived and worked in Moscow, where he supported clients in Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia and led complex investigations including a procurement fraud investigation in Armenia and a corruption investigation in Kazakhstan involving several European commodity traders and a local government body. He is particularly experienced in matters involving energy and trade, and has originated and expanded relationships with several prominent commodity traders and shipping companies.

In Chambers’ global guide to Asset Tracing & Recovery 2022, Eric is described by clients as “whip smart. I was blown away by him.”

Eric is a Fulbright scholar and spent a year as a research fellow at the Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid, Spain, where he focused primarily on Spanish foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to The Risk Advisory Group, Eric worked for a multinational advisory firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he researched and evaluated artificial intelligence and machine learning software used in the financial services and banking sectors. Eric is currently based in Washington DC.