Mikolaj works in Control Risks’ political and security risk analysis team for West Africa. He provides ongoing monitoring and analysis of the political, security and operational environment in the region, with a particular focus on security trends and risks in Nigeria. He regularly contributes to Control Risks’ online risk-monitoring subscription service CORE and delivers bespoke consulting projects for clients operating or looking to invest in the region. Mikolaj is based in Lagos, Nigeria, from where he maintains a network of contacts throughout the region.
Recent tasks that Mikolaj has worked on include:
Prior to joining Control Risks, Mikolaj worked for the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), France’s leading think-tank on national security and defence issues, covering security issues in the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel region.
Mikolaj holds a Bachelor’s degree (Europe-Africa programme) and a Master’s degree in International Security from the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po. He has lived in Nigeria and Ghana for over ten years and speaks fluent English, French, Polish and intermediate Arabic.