Michael Barty

Senior Analyst

  • EMEA
  • Crisis Response
  • Security and Intelligence Programmes

Michael is the Senior Analyst for EMEA in the Special Risks Analysis (SRA) team, which tracks kidnapping-for-ransom and other extortive crime trends globally as part of Control Risks’ Confidential Crisis Response practice. Michael’s responsibilities include providing live support to response consultants deployed on active kidnapping-for-ransom, extortion and other acute crises, with a particular focus on the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Michael regularly provides clients with bespoke analysis on kidnap-for-ransom and extortion trends across EMEA.

Recent tasks that Michael has worked on include:

  • Delivering an assessment of kidnap trends covering more than 100 countries for a large multinational client.
  • Producing an in-depth report on kidnap risks to humanitarian personnel across Sub-Saharan Africa for an NGO client.
  • Providing a detailed brief on maritime kidnapping-for-ransom in the Gulf of Guinea to commercial shipping and oil and gas clients operating in the region.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael worked as an intelligence analyst for a crisis response consultancy, delivering analysis on kidnap and extortion threats across EMEA. Michael holds an MSc in International Politics from Trinity College Dublin and a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. 

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