Founder and CEO
Jan Cingel is the Founder and CEO of the Strategic Analysis, formerly Research Fellow and the Head of the European Neighbourhood Programme of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute, a Slovakia-based think-tank. Before he was working as a project manager of the European Neighbourhood Development Programme at GLOBSEC (previously the Slovak Atlantic Commission). His areas of expertise are: the Western Balkans, South Caucasus, radicalization, violent extremism, NATO, and the EU integration related issues and processes. He has run numerous projects in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. Before joining the Slovak Atlantic Commission, Jan worked at the Bilateral relations office of the Defence Policy, International Relations and Legislation Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic. He is one of the co-founders of the Bratislava Global Security Forum – GLOBSEC (since 2005). Jan graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia with an MA. degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.