Sofia Batchelor - Associate Director

Sofia has an extensive and varied track record in investigations encompassing corporate intelligence, journalism and high impact reports for the public sector. She has worked on long-running fraud and corruption investigations and has particular expertise preparing evidence from witnesses for use in legal proceedings.

Sofia’s recent casework includes a major corruption case in the Middle East, an asset tracing assignment in West Africa and a cyber security investigation. She regularly works on cross-border enforcement, with a focus on correspondent banking. She has traced the banking relationships of a heavily sanctioned state-owned entity and supported efforts to identify evidence of embezzlement for an internal investigation by a multi-billion dollar investment fund.

She joined Raedas after three years living and working in Burma (Myanmar), and was runner-up in the 2019 Financial Times essay contest with a piece about China’s impact on the Burmese civil war. Prior to this Sofia was an analyst at the business intelligence firm Alaco where she was engaged in asset tracing, ad hoc litigation support and due diligence for corporate clients. Sofia also researched and drafted sections of an investigative report by the United Nations examining the nature of US drone strikes in the Middle East.