Emily Ferris

Associate Analyst

London

Emily is responsible for the research and analysis of political, operational and security developments in Russia, the western CIS and the Baltic states within Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team. 

  • Europe
  • Country Profiling & Benchmarking
  • Political & Economic Risk Consulting
  • Threat & Risk Assessments


Emily is responsible for the research and analysis of political, operational and security developments in Russia, the western CIS and the Baltic states within Control Risks’ Global Risk Analysis team.


Recent projects that Emily has worked on include: 
  • A market-entry assessment of the security, operational and political threat environment in Russia for a major industrial manufacturer, to inform its decision-making to enter the market.  
  • An analysis of the security, operational and political threat environment in Ukraine for a major industrial manufacturer to inform its security planning, including the security risks posed by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
  • An assessment of the security threat environment in Russia for a major financial institution, to inform its security planning.
  • Analysis of Russia’s overt and covert intelligence capabilities and military strategies towards the Baltic states for a leading financial institution.


Before joining Control Risks, Emily worked at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, as a Visiting Researcher working on corruption and editing academic papers, and as a lecturer for the RANEPA Institute. She completed an MSc with distinction in Countering Organized Crime and Terrorism from University College London, specialising in Russian organised crime. She has previously worked at Chatham House in the Russia and Eurasia programme, where she provided research assistance on projects focusing on political and security issues in Russia.

Emily holds an undergraduate degree in Russian from Cambridge University, and speaks fluent Russian, Hebrew and English, with a good working knowledge of Ukrainian and German. Emily has lived and worked in Israel and Russia, and travelled extensively across Eastern Europe. 

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