Kateryna Boguslavska

Specialist, AML/CFT
+41 61 205 55 34

Dr Kateryna Boguslavska leads the development and publication of the Basel AML Index, a leading index of money laundering and terrorist financing risks around the world. As a political scientist by trade, she comes with more than 10 years of professional experience as a political analyst for various local initiatives and international institutions.

Before joining the Basel Institute in July 2017, Katya was working at Chatham House in London as an Academy Fellow for the Russia and Eurasia Programme. In this role she participated in numerous academic conferences and expert workshops and provided various expert briefings to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, embassies, international development organizations and donors. While at Chatham House, her publications focused on issues concerning financial integrity of post-soviet countries.

From 2013 to 2016 Katya worked as Political Risk Analyst for Polixis Geneva. There she analysed and evaluated the political risks for business development in CIS countries and provided due diligence services, which included the analysis of data from commercial registers, of financial and solvency information, legal cases and sanctions lists. She was also in charge of profiling Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) with a specific focus on Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

In 2014, as part of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine in Kyiv, Katya – again in the role of Political Analyst - was responsible for identifying early warning signs, offering briefings on political trends and communicating with civil society activists and public officials.

She gained her very first professionals years of experience as Political Analyst at System Capital Management at the Analytic Centre of the Bureau of Economic and Social Technologies in Kyiv, where she was in charge of mapping political scenarios as well as identifying and mitigating political and regulatory risks to business.

Katya holds a PhD in Political Science from the National Academy of Science in Ukraine, a Master in Comparative and International Studies from the ETH Zurich as well as a Master in Political Science from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Her Master thesis focused on: “The Banking Sector in the Field of Financial Security: Why Swiss Banks Take AML Seriously” and addressed the role of banks in anti-money laundering in Switzerland. 

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