Richard Glen Young is a co-owner and managing director of SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC. Mr. Young specializes in foreign trade legal and regulatory development, strategic trade control, illicit trafficking in military and dual-use commodities, and trade regulations in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Southeastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. He has worked with governments in Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, and other countries to draft foreign trade licensing, enforcement, and public outreach statutes, regulations, and procedures. Mr. Young has evaluated and provided recommendations to governments on trade licensing systems, customs controls, border security, and industry outreach in more than 80 countries. He also has provided training to officials in numerous countries on how to enforce and promote compliance with trade regulations.
Mr. Young has consulted with multinational enterprises in the chemicals, arms, telecommunications, automotive, industrial equipment, and other industries. He has conducted audits of foreign trade internal compliance programs, developed internal compliance policies, procedures, and transactional screening mechanisms, and consulted with companies on foreign trade regulatory applicability and compliance in Asia, the European Union, Latin America, the FSU, and other regions.
Mr. Young has worked in international trade for over 15 years. He has served as a fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) since 2010. He is published in WorldECR, the International Export Control Observer, and the Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management.
Mr. Young has a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University in Texas.