Anna Walker


  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment

With more than two decades of experience in country risk analysis, Anna leads our political risk practice in Europe and Africa. She is responsible for delivery of political, regulatory, operational and integrity risk analysis to clients operating in or considering investing in these regions. She helps them to anticipate and mitigate potential risks to the success of their activities, and to identify opportunities. Anna was formerly a senior analyst for Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Mongolia, providing bespoke analysis for clients across a range of sectors.

Projects that Anna has managed or worked on include:

  • Scenario planning and threat analysis of the Russia-Ukraine conflict for clients operating both in the region and globally.
  • Design of a country risk framework to support a global energy company seeking to standardise its approach to market entry.
  • An assessment of global regulatory risks for an online trading platform that was looking to anticipate and understand potential threats to its operations. 
  • Embedding threat intelligence analysts within a global pharmaceutical client to support the client’s security risk management function. 

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Anna was a senior analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London. During her ten years at the EIU she wrote and edited reports on many of the countries of the former Soviet Union. She also produced two-year and five-year political and macroeconomic forecasts, as well as analysis of political, operational and sovereign risk, for these countries. Between 2003 and 2007 she authored the chapter on Armenia for Freedom House’s annual publication Nations in Transit.

    Anna has an Honours degree in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, and in 2008 completed a Graduate Diploma in Economics with merit at Birkbeck, University of London. She speaks Russian and French.

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