Alix Valenti

Independent Consultant

I have several years experience conducting projects for the European Commission on a wide range of topics such as migration, education and training, and employment. 

In addition, I have extensive experience in the peace building, urban development and peacekeeping domains with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region, notably the Philippines, Thailand and Timor Leste. I have also published widely on defence and security issues in the Asia Pacific and beyond, specifically focusing on naval and maritime security issues, defence procurement and peacekeeping and peace enforcement.

I am fluent in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian) and have developed basic skills in Portuguese and Tetun whilst in Timor Leste.

(Photo rights reserved to Franck Alix)



  • | September 2019 - Present |

    Strategic Communications Manager

  • | May 2017 - July 2019 |

    Editor in Chief of Naval Forces

  • | January 2015 - Present |

    Independent Consultant in Governance, Development and Security

  • | 2007 - 2014 |

    GHK Consulting - Consultant

  • | 2010 - 2012 |

    University College London - Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • | 2006 - 2007 |

    Initiatives for International Dialogue - Volunteer ceasefire monitor

  • | 2006 |

    European Commission - Trainee

  • | 2005 |

    Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice - Intern


  • | 2010 - 2014 |

    PhD in Development Planning/Political Science, University College London

  • | 2004 - 2005 |

    MSc, Urban Development Planning, University College London

  • | 2002 - 2004 |

    BA (Hons), Business Management and Urban Development, Westminster University

  • | 2000 - 2002 |

    CERAM Sophia Antipolis

  • | 1996 - 2000 |

    Lycee Stendhal de Milan


  • French

    Level : Mother tongue

    Applicability : Interviews, background research, reporting, document drafting, teaching

  • English

    Level : Fluent

    Applicability : Interviews, background research, reporting, document drafting, teaching

  • Italian

    Level : Fluent

    Applicability : Interviews, background research, reporting, teaching

  • Spanish

    Level : Fluent

    Applicability : Interviews, background research


  • Stakeholder Engagement


    questionnaire design, interviews, case study visits, reports

  • Editing


    drafting communication documents with technical content, conference and event rapporteur

  • Project Management


    managing projects with large teams across different countries, time zones and cultures, delivering high quality work within tight deadlines

  • Communications & media relations


    delivering media training, designing communication campaigns

  • Policy analysis


    analysing and comparing policy in different countries, evaluating policy impacts, impact assessments for proposed policy changes

  • Teaching


    higher education as well as professional education and training seminars

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Get In Touch

If you would like to hire me for your projects, discuss in more details my previous or current work, or if you would simply like to get in touch to talk about potential collaborations together, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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