Vlada Tkach is a former business journalist who, since 2004, has been working as business intelligence consultant for a number of international risk consultancies. Since November 2011, Vlada has been senior partner at Berlin Risk, a corporate intelligence and compliance advisory firm, and in March 2020 also co-founded ALL AML GmbH, a specialist anti-money laundering consultancy.
Vlada has taken part in complex investigations and due diligence assignments, researching multi-national and national companies, using online databases as well as external sources of information, including direct source enquiries. She also has experience in large asset searches and reputation audit work, including on major regional financial institutions. She is also a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS).
Vlada has both an extended network of contacts throughout the CIS region and Eastern Europe, and an excellent understanding of specific regional sectors and global financial markets. She formerly worked for the BBC World Service and Financial Times Business in London. She has an MA in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University (US), a degree in Journalism from Kyiv University (Ukraine), and a degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Barcelona (Spain). She is fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and English and has knowledge of German and Polish.