Mikolaj Judson

Associate Analyst

  • Africa
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Country & portfolio risk benchmarking
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment

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. 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:

  • A comprehensive assessment of security challenges and local community disputes in the Niger Delta for a liquified natural gas (LNG) company looking to enter the Nigerian market, with a focus on best practice methods adopted by operators in the region. 
  • A daily monitoring of security developments and operational restrictions during a period of elevated civil unrest in Nigeria for a dredging company ahead of a vessel deployment to Lagos. 
  • A security threat assessment, with a focus on separatist militancy in Cameroon’s anglophone regions, for a gas power plant operator in Cameroon. 
  • A stakeholder mapping and engagement project for a telecommunications firm in Nigeria following a regulatory sanction from the government.  

    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. 

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