Antonia Eklund

Senior Analyst

Bogotá

Antonia is the lead analyst for Colombia and Peru, with further responsibilities covering the Andean region at large. She regularly speaks at conferences on political, social and security risks in the region, and provides commentary for international media.

  • Americas
  • Market Entry Consulting
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting
  • Social Risk Consulting
  • Political Risk Governance Programmes
  • Environmental & Social Governance Consulting
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis


Antonia is the lead analyst for Colombia and Peru, with further responsibilities covering the Andean region at large. She regularly speaks at conferences on political, social and security risks in the region, and provides commentary for international media.

 

Recent projects include:
  • A detailed overview of the historic and contemporary conflict in a region in the north of Colombia, and monthly monitoring of security and social dynamics affecting a key infrastructure development, for national agencies and international development banks involved in the project’s financing.

  • Workshops for a multinational company seeking to mitigate severe political, social and security risks in order to maintain operations in Venezuela. This project was developed in conjunction with an emergency evacuation plan for executives. 

  • A threat assessment for a key witness in an international arbitration case between Ecuador and a large multinational, in the case that the subject is made to return to his home country. This outlined the intentions and capabilities of diverse actors to harass the subject and to pursue legal action against him in the current political context. 

  • An assessment of the social, operational and reputational risks facing a mining company in Peru in the context of fraught community relations, for an Asian company seeking to invest. This project was carried out in conjunction with a focused due diligence project into the ownership of the Peruvian company. 

 

Prior to joining Control Risks, Antonia worked as a television journalist for Reuters for three years, based in Brazil and Colombia. She covered diverse political issues including the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, the Lava Jato corruption scandals, and the Colombian peace process with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), with a period deployed to a guerrilla camp. She holds an MSc in Global Politics with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages with a First Class and Mark of Special Excellence from the University of Cambridge. Antonia is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, with native English.

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