Sean Ryan is an experienced Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Global Trade Advisory practice, with over fifteen years’ experience supporting clients on global trade matters, specialising in US (EAR, ITAR, OFAC), EU, and global export controls and sanctions.
Sean has extensive experience leading global teams and managing time-critical client projects effectively. Specific experience includes numerous global trade assessments and audits for multinational companies to identify global trade operational and compliance framework risk and drive global trade management transformation; development and implementation of integrated leading practice global trade programs and DDTC consent agreement remediation, focused on internal controls, organisational structures, and automated systems US, EU, and Asia; multijurisdictional global trade services outsourcing project management through Deloitte’s Global Delivery Centers; design and implementation of global trade shared service centers in low-cost jurisdictions; analysing and managing global trade compliance requirements as part of M&A, Post-Merger Integration, Divestiture, and Value Chain Alignment activities; global trade business process optimisation utilisation robotics process automation, artificial intelligence, and other technology solutions; selecting, designing, and implementing trade automation software (including SAP GTS, Oracle GTM, etc.); and leading financial, economic and trade sanctions due diligence, screening, and internal control development.
Sean works with clients in numerous industries, in particular, technology (e.g., hardware/software), energy (e.g. oil and gas), and pharma/life sciences.
Sean earned an M.A. (Honors) in Economics from Edinburgh University, Scotland, and is a Certified US Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO). Previously at Ernst & Young, Sean launched and managed an industry association providing a knowledge platform and global trade network for 300+ global members, and graduated Ernst and Young’s Advanced Leadership Program in 2009 after undertaking three years of accelerated development.
Sean regularly participates and presents at global trade industry groups and is active in the Council of Foreign Relations around policy and international affairs impacting trade and sanctions.