CEO, Chair of the Board

Maiko Takeuchi

Before founding CCSI-APAC, Maiko had twenty years of experience in the United Nations and the Japanese Government. Through her career, she developed expertise in national security, non-proliferation, and economic statecraft. She concluded a five-year appointment with the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea in 2021.


Enrico Carisch

Enrico Carisch served the United Nations Security Council as a financial and natural resources sanctions monitor prior to co-founding CCSI which he serves as Chief Executive Officer.. He continues to lead and conduct research and capacity-building projects for conflict-affected regions and societies, and frequently authors and co-authors on a wide range of security topics, including implementation manuals for non-proliferation sanctions and strategic trade control mechanisms, maritime, port and cyber security and related financial integrity practices.


Loraine Rickard-Martin


Loraine Rickard-Martin is Chair of the Board of Directors of Compliance and Capacity Skills International (CCSI).

Kazuto Suzuki


Kazuto Suzuki is Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Director of the Institute of Geoeconomics at the International House of Japan.

Won Jang

Senior Associate Fellow

Won Jang is a researcher on UN sanctions, UN diplomacy and politics in the Korean peninsula and the Middle East.

Kiwako Tanaka, Ph.D

Senior Fellow

Dr. Kiwako Tanaka is an associate professor of Toyo Eiwa University, Kanagawa, Japan. Her main areas or expertise include chemical and biological non-proliferation, dual-use technology control and arms transfer.

Capt. (ret.) Neil Watts

Senior Associate: Maritime Security; Advisor: Weapons Technology & Proliferation

Captain Neil Watts served for 30 years as a surface warfare officer with the South African Navy before he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General to the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea for which he served for five years as its maritime sanctions specialist.