Otilia Simkova is an analyst in Eurasia Group’s Europe practice, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. She previously worked at the Economist Intelligence Unit, specialising in global indexes research. Earlier in her career, Simkova advised corporate clients and investors at the Slovak British-Business Council and Premier Consulting’s UK firm. Simkova holds a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and diplomacy at Matej Bel University in Slovakia. Simkova is currently completing a PhD in the geopolitics of Central Europe at King’s College London.