Dragonfly appoints Cvete Koneska as Head of Advisory

Posted on 14 February, 2022 by Advance 

Geopolitical and security intelligence service provider, Dragonfly, has appointed Cvete Koneska as Head of Advisory.

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In her newly created role, Cvete Koneska (above) will be responsible for leading the firm’s global political and security advisory practice.   
A respected industry professional, Cvete has more than ten years’ experience in political risk analysis and consulting. Over the past decade, she has worked closely with businesses, investors and governments, helping them operate securely and successfully in complex environments across the globe. Cvete, who holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, combines academic and policy expertise in post-conflict and foreign policy analysis to deliver bespoke risk solutions to clients.
Prior to joining Dragonfly, Cvete was a Research Director at sustainability data and analytics company Arabesque. She began her career as a risk analyst at Control Risks, subsequently moving on to work for intelligence and cyber security consultancy S-RM as Head of Risk Analysis.
The appointment comes at a time when Dragonfly is strengthening the advisory consulting services it provides to its global clients, which range from multinationals and banks to multilateral agencies and NGOs, in response to growing demand for intelligence essential for the success of their businesses.
As part of its wider intelligence offer, Dragonfly informs decision-makers with tailored security intelligence and political risk assessments, and provides insights to model risks and frame forecasts for individual clients’ strategic planning.
David Claridge, CEO of Dragonfly, said: “In the dynamic, complex and politicised business risk environment we find ourselves in, it is essential that alongside our subscribable products we have the capability to support our clients with their specific intelligence and analytical needs. We have seen great demand for advisory services and we have risen to the challenge of completing a wide variety of security and geopolitical risk assignments. As a result, we are strengthening our capability to deliver bespoke advice. Cvete’s substantial global expertise is a great addition to our strong team and I am confident she will be a driving force to further grow our advisory services.”  
Cvete Koneska, Head of Advisory at Dragonfly, says: “I look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance Dragonfly’s capabilities, and with our clients to help them navigate the global risks they encounter. I am particularly interested in looking beyond the realms of core security risks such as terrorism, travel disruption and security incidents, providing leading global companies and organisations with customised and effective intelligence and advice to support their decision-making.”
Dragonfly is a geopolitical and security intelligence service for the world’s leading organisations. From the highest risk environments to the boardroom, Dragonfly enables its clients to make confident decisions and put them ahead of risks to achieve their goals. Dragonfly goes beyond the limits of real-time information to deliver early warning intelligence, by fusing the multiplying power of knowledge, data, technology, service, capability and human expertise.
Its flagship Security Intelligence & Analysis Service (SIAS) provides bespoke, forward-looking and actionable all-source security intelligence, including in-depth assessment, risk modelling and analytics.
Dragonfly has a global presence, with offices in London, New York, Washington, DC and Singapore.