Virginia Comolli

Virginia Comolli

Research manager for the GI-TOC programme 'Anticipating and disrupting environmental crime in the globalized economy'

Research Manager
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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Virginia Comolli is the research manager for the GI-TOC programme 'Anticipating and disrupting environmental crime in the globalized economy', which focuses on South East Asia and central and East Africa. Before joining the GI-TOC, she was head of the Conflict, Security and Development programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and worked on organized crime, violent extremism, conflict, insurgency and how these phenomena intersect.


Additional experience includes a secondment to the UK Ministry of Justice and working for the intelligence unit of a private security firm and with a strategic intelligence company.


Virginia is the author of a number of books, articles and reports, including the recent GI-TOC reports Plastic for profit: Tracing illicit plastic waste flows, supply chains and actors (Nov 2021) and China’s New Silk Road: Navigating the organized crime risk (May 2021).