Principal Analyst – Europe & CIS, Country Risk, IHS Markit
Ms. Blanka Kolenikova, principal analyst for Europe and CIS in Country Risk at IHS Markit, focuses on political, regulatory,operational and security risks in Eastern and Western European countries. Serving as deputy head for the European and CIS team at IHS Markit, she advises major international corporate financial and public organizations on risk in the region, including political stability, civil unrest, terrorism, war, geopolitics and the business environment. She produces in-depth, and commercially relevant analyses and forecasts, country background reports, market-entry and corporate intelligence projects and qualitative risk ratings. An experienced public speaker, she makes frequent media appearances, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News, Reuters, and Slovakia's Hospodárske Noviny. She has expertise analyzing European markets, with a focus on the Central Europe and Greece. Ms. Blanka Kolenikova holds her Master of Arts in Area Studies from the University of London UK and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from Middlesex University, UK, and University of Prešov. Slovakia. She has lived in Slovakia and resides in the United Kingdom, and speaks fluent Slovak, Czech, and English, and basic Spanish and Russian.