Serena Pilkington


  • Global
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Geopolitical & strategic risk advisory
  • Seerist

Seréna is part of a specialised analytical team that is dedicated to global, international and supranational issues. She is responsible for providing analysis on international business issues, including geopolitics, maritime risks, direct action, and risks relating to climate change. She contributes to Control Risks’ online subscription services and bespoke client consultancy projects.

Seréna’s recent projects include:

  • A monthly global assessment for an international tech firm, focusing on geopolitical, regulatory, political, activist and supply chain issues that would impact the tech sector.
  • Contributing to an assessment of global healthcare strategies and trends for an international pharmaceutical company, to assess healthcare funding drivers and directionality. 
  • Contributing to Control Risks’ global COVID-19 pandemic monitoring and analysis.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Seréna worked as an analyst in Dragonfly, a security intelligence firm, focusing on global travel risks and COVID-19 monitoring and analysis. She has a BA in Politics and International Relations from University College Dublin (UCD) and completed an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, focusing on OSINT analysis, East Asian security, and geopolitical technology developments.

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