Prof. Mark Galeotti is a well-known expert in the field of Russian politics and security. His expertise lies particularly in the areas of non-military conflict, intelligence activity and criminality and has experience from both private, state and academic sectors. Prof. Galeotti is the founder and the CEO of Mayak Intelligence and is currently an Honorary Professor at University College London. He previously read history at Robinson College, Cambridge and then took a doctorate at the London School of Economics. He acted as Head of History at Keele University and held a Professor position at institutions such as New York University, Charles University in Prague and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Also, he has great experience as Senior Research Fellow at the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Recently he joined GLOBSEC as a Senior Associate Fellow.