Alex Kokcharov

Special guest

Alex Kokcharov is a Principal Analyst with the Country Risk team for IHS Markit, responsible for analysis of political, operational and security risks in Russia, Ukraine and CIS. He is responsible for country risk analysis of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia and Tajikistan. He provides in-depth political and security risk analysis including producing regular publication of risk forecasts and analysis, advisory briefings, and tailored reports. Alex has over fifteen years of experience in data-driven business and political journalism and country risk analysis. He has particular expertise on Russian and Ukrainian political, business and energy developments. He has lived in Belarus, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Russia, Germany and the UK. Alex speaks English, Russian, German and Belarusian fluently, has a working knowledge of Ukrainian and speaks basic Polish. He has a Masters in Geography and Economics from Belaruski Dziarzhauny Universitet in Minsk and studied for a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Oxford.

Alex Kokcharov has been a guest on 2 episodes.