Florian Otto

Associate Director

Frankfurt

Florian manages a team of analysts covering political, operational and security risks in Western Europe and Turkey. He is based in Control Risks’ office in Frankfurt, Germany. Florian has extensive experience in delivering bespoke analysis on political, regulatory, security and integrity issues to clients from a broad range of sectors.

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Florian manages a team of analysts covering political, operational and security risks in Western Europe and Turkey. He is based in Control Risks’ office in Frankfurt, Germany. Florian has extensive experience in delivering bespoke analysis on political, regulatory, security and integrity issues to clients from a broad range of sectors. He also contributes to Control Risks’ CORE online subscription service, focusing on political and security risks in Germany, France and the UK as well as cross-cutting regional issues, such as populism and the future of the EU.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Florian headed the Europe and Central Asia research team at Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based global risk analysis company. He provided risk assessments to commercial subscribers, and produced bespoke reports and consulting projects for clients in the extractive, financial, retail, pharmaceutical, agricultural and telecommunications sectors. He also directed Maplecroft’s thought leadership and content development on political risk, with a particular focus on the extractives industries.

Florian holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. His doctoral thesis focused on media coverage of warnings of intra-state conflict, and was part of Foresight, a European Research Council-funded project examining warning processes. Florian’s research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals. Prior to commencing his research, Florian completed an MA in War Studies at King’s College London and received his MA in Political Science, History and Public Law from the University of Heidelberg.

Florian is a native German and fluent English speaker.

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