Based in London, Bota supports clients on political, regulatory, integrity, and operational issues across the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Kazakhstan. She helps clients identify and mitigate key risks and opportunities in these countries by providing tailored reports and consultations in response to specific queries, as well as writing forward-looking articles for the company’s online subscription services.
Recent tasks that Bota has worked on include:
Before joining Control Risks, Bota helped build negotiation workshops focused on geopolitical crisis scenarios at Negotiation Design & Strategy in Boston. Prior to that, she worked on human rights and civil society projects for non-profits in Central Asia, as well as contributed to two published reports while interning at Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bota has a master's degree in Russian and Eastern European studies from Harvard University focused on comparative politics and economics of the region. She speaks English, Russian, and Kazakh.