Kristina Kazmi // Associate Director

Expertise: Political risk analysis.
Locations: Asia, Africa and Middle East (UK based).

Kristina has over a decade of experience across the political risk industry and the diplomatic service. She spent seven years with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, initially in the Strategy Unit and then as a Senior Research Analyst covering Southeast Asia. As a leading authority on the region, she informed UK policy-making in several conflict-affected territories. During this time, she was also a core member of the London Crisis Response Team, assisting the British Government in responding to several high-profile international crises in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

She was subsequently posted to the British Embassy in Rangoon, where she worked on the peace process between the government and ethnic armed groups and the conflict in Rakhine State. She also served as the Embassy’s spokesperson and press officer.

Kristina is a highly experienced researcher and political risk analyst, and has advised numerous businesses on managing their risks in challenging environments. She holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Masters in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews. She speaks English, German, French and Burmese.