Aleksandra Szylkiewicz

Associate Analyst

Paris

Aleksandra works in Control Risks’ Paris office and is responsible for analytical coverage of political, operational and security risks concerning Western Europe and the EU institutions. She contributes to the company’s online subscription services, and has worked on various client consultancy projects and specific queries on countries in Western Europe and Europe more widely. Aleksandra is also Control Risks’ lead analyst covering the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

  • Europe
  • Company, Country & Industry Risk Assessment
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Scenario Planning


Aleksandra works in Control Risks’ Paris office and is responsible for analytical coverage of political, operational and security risks concerning Western Europe and the EU institutions. She contributes to the company’s online subscription services, and has worked on various client consultancy projects and specific queries on countries in Western Europe and Europe more widely. Aleksandra is also Control Risks’ lead analyst covering the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.


Aleksandra’s recent projects include:
  • Regular threat monitoring over several months, including tactical and analytical briefings during set-up and operational stages, supporting a major rights holder during its presence in France for the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup.
  • An adversary capability statement of Islamic State (IS), assessing current activity and the differential impact of IS propaganda in individual European countries, while providing an outlook for IS operations in Europe.
  • A weekly monitoring project lasting three months assessing potential security threats to sporting events in London.
  • A scenario-led threat assessment for a multinational pharmaceutical company, focusing on regulatory issues, supply-chain concerns and security threats resulting from Brexit.
  • A pre-investment assessment, followed by quarterly updates for a vessel-building company wishing to establish construction facilities in Spain, particularly considering threats from corruption.
  • A threat assessment for a port terminal operator in Portugal, analysing onshore threats to the client’s assets and personnel.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Aleksandra completed an MA in International Security with a focus on European and Latin American Studies at Sciences Po Paris. She gained experience as a research assistant in the Security Studies Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris, where she focused in particular on terrorism and asymmetric warfare. Furthermore, she worked at Total’s Directorate of Security, supporting the global threat monitoring and analysis team on all geographic zones. 

Aleksandra also holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris, which she completed in Nancy – Sciences Po’s Franco-German-European campus offering a trilingual and multidisciplinary curriculum. Of Polish origin but raised in Germany, she speaks fluent Polish, German, English, French and Spanish, intermediate Portuguese, and elementary Russian. Aleksandra has lived in Poland, Germany, France, the UK, Spain and Mexico, where she completed an academic year in Law and Political Science at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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