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Judith Jacob

Head of Asia

Judith Jacob has spent over a decade working in political risk and security intelligence. She began her career as a global terrorism analyst before focusing on geopolitical intelligence in the Asia Pacific region. Judith has lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia, and led in-country projects for clients in Cambodia and the Philippines. She has worked with clients in a variety of sectors including mining, insurance, oil and gas, aerospace, social media and technology. She has served as a consultant for Interpol and has provided expert advice to governments in Europe and Asia.

At Torchlight, she leads the company’s analysis and research on Asia, overseeing a team of analysts and contributing to client-focused product development. Judith holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics. Her research examined the role and development of ideology in Islamist militant groups in Southeast Asia. She also holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from LSE.

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