Alejandra Soto

Associate Director

Mexico City

Alejandra is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in the Mexico City office. She works on consulting projects in the financial, mining, energy and technology sectors, among others, and provides expert advisory and consultancy services for clients in Mexico.

  • Latin America
  • Social Risk and Compliance
  • ESG and Sustainable Business

Alejandra is an Associate Director in Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis practice, based in the Mexico City office. She works on consulting projects in the financial, mining, energy and technology sectors, among others, and provides expert advisory and consultancy services for clients in Mexico.

As head of the sub-practice, Aaron manages a team of consultants who write customized kidnap-for-ransom contingency plans and conduct specialized education and training for varied audiences, including executives, security professionals, and risk managers. 

In addition to the specific kidnap-for-ransom work, Aaron focuses on crisis management and physical security program review, development, and implementation. As part of these efforts, Aaron works with clients to create tailored crisis management plans and to facilitate scenarios designed to mature their crisis management capabilities. He also leads workshops to enhance clients’ knowledge and understanding of crisis management best practice.


Alejandra’s recent projects include:
  • Assessing political, security and social threats for companies with operations in Mexico.
  • Delivering in-person and video conference briefings to key clients on the current political and security situation in Mexico generally, as well as risks and opportunities relating to the country’s key sectors.
  • Leading on stakeholder identification and analysis for clients that are concerned by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s policies affecting various sectors in Mexico.
  • Carrying out market-entry threat assessments for companies looking to invest in Mexico in a wide variety of sectors.

 

Before joining Control Risks, Alejandra worked as senior analyst for two Mexican consulting firms, where she was responsible for leading political risk analysis practices. She also served as an analyst in the Mexican Senate, where she monitored and assessed legislation regarding a broad range of topics.

Alejandra holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and has studied strategic intelligence and risk analysis. She speaks fluent Spanish and English, as well as intermediate French and basic German. She is a research affiliate at the Center for the Study of Security, Intelligence and Governance (CESIG) of the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).

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