Tania Ildefonso Ocampos

Analyst

London

Tania is the Middle East and Asia Analyst in the Special Risks Analysis team based in London. Tania is responsible for providing analytical support to deployed Control Risks consultants working on active kidnap-for-ransom cases, for sharing up-to-date analysis of kidnapping trends on Control Risks’ online platform CORE and for producing bespoke analysis detailing kidnap-for-ransom trends for clients’ individual risk exposure.

  • Europe
  • Kidnap Risk Analysis & Intelligence


Tania is the Middle East and Asia Analyst in the Special Risks Analysis team based in London. Tania is responsible for providing analytical support to deployed Control Risks consultants working on active kidnap-for-ransom cases, for sharing up-to-date analysis of kidnapping trends on Control Risks’ online platform CORE and for producing bespoke analysis detailing kidnap-for-ransom trends for clients’ individual risk exposure.


Examples of recent engagements include:
  • A high-level overview of the kidnap-for-ransom threat in Egypt for a company seeking to begin operations. The overview included an analysis of the perpetrators who operate in the locations that were of interest to the client, and the perpetrators’ tactics, including abduction locations, typical kidnap durations and outcomes.
  • An in-depth review of the risk of kidnapping and extortion in the Philippines and Malaysia for a multinational prior to market entry in these countries. The overview focused on the specific kidnap-for-ransom and extortion threat against the client’s employees in over ten locations.
  • A concise assessment for a multinational company in Lebanon, which included an overview of the specific kidnap-for-ransom threat against its employees as well as potential scenarios on how developments might unfold over the next year.  


Prior to joining Control Risks in March 2017, Tania worked as an analyst in Israel, where she lived for four years. Tania was also a Schuman trainee at the Euro-Med and Middle East unit of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Tania holds an MA in Middle Eastern and North African History from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel and a Lic. in Journalism from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. During her undergraduate studies, Tania specialised in Middle Eastern studies, security and defence at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and has basic working proficiency in Hebrew, French and Arabic.

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