Alexey Eremenko

Senior Consultant

  • Europe
  • Deal Intelligence and Due Diligence - Country and Sector
  • Due Diligence
  • Political and Country Risk


Alexey Eremenko is a senior consultant in the Russia & CIS Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence (CFI) practice, based in Moscow. He has advised a diverse range of clients on business intelligence, investigative due diligence and business conflicts across the region, and works extensively on sanctions-related assignments.

Recent tasks that Alexey has worked on include:

  • Due diligence into a major Russian investment company that was at the time making headlines due to its strained financial situation, as well as into its politically-connected principals. Our findings allowed the client to correctly assess the risks of working with the principals, and develop an informed approach to dealing with the investment company.
  • An extended sanctions check for a major Western industrial conglomerate working with various Russian state-owned entities that are, or are at risk of coming, under sanctions proscribed in CAATSA. The work helped the client reconsider its relationship with its partners and avoid sanctions exposure.
  • Business intelligence review and mapping of market stakeholders for a tobacco company in Russia that faced what appeared to be an organized smear campaign by unidentified actors. The work identified the potential beneficiaries of the campaign and the scope of their capability.
  • An investigation, complete with on-site work, into a construction tender in Russia funded by a major European institution. The tender was marred by irregularities that implied attempted misconduct and tender rigging by participants and other parties involved. The investigation helped clarify the client's suspicions about possible violations of tender rules.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Alexey spent more than a decade as a journalist in Moscow, providing coverage for Russian and foreign media outlets, including Russia’s only English-language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times; the English desk of the Russian newswire service RIA Novosti; and the Moscow bureau of American television network NBC News.

    Alexey has worked with leading Russian newsmakers, including government officials, and travelled extensively across Russia, obtaining an in-depth understanding of the country leadership’s policies and their influence on the Russian business environment, and Russia’s political development and relations with neighbouring countries. He has also covered the CIS and reported on Russian foreign affairs, working in Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Sub-Saharan Africa, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

    Alexey defended a PhD at the Institute for General History at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He also completed a research fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford, where he analysed media regulation practices of the Russian government. A native Russian, he also speaks fluent English and German, as well as some Norwegian, and reads Icelandic and Ukrainian.

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