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Olena Borodyna

Transition Risk Analyst

  • Global Risks and Resilience

Olena Borodyna is a Transition Risk Analyst in the Global Risks and Resilience programme. Her work spans advisory on the risks and strategies for managing geopolitical and low-carbon transition in the context of climate change and other threats; ESG and political risk management of investments in emerging and developing economies, and China’s geostrategy.

She has experience delivering multi-country research projects and policy advisory to corporate and public sector clients, having previously worked in business intelligence and for a renewable energy company. In her role as policy advisor, she supported the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Department for Transport with the development of standards and business models for low-carbon hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels through advisory services.

She holds an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from King’s College London and BA in Chinese and History from SOAS, University of London. Olena is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Ukrainian and Russian and has conversational Spanish. She is studying towards Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate with the Global Association of Risk Professionals.