Helsinki-based consultant Justin Vela has more than a decade of experience working in international affairs analysis.

His career began as a journalist reporting primarily from Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf. He then joined a geopolitical risk firm in the United Kingdom and assisted clients in the aviation, agriculture, energy, and public sectors.

In 2019, he founded an independent consultancy that focuses on creating custom-built analytical reports, including scenario planning, social listening, and trend implications.