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Associate Director

Gosia Pekala is an associate director at APCO and is based in Washington, D.C. She supports the Office of the Executive Chairman and related client engagements.    

Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Pekala worked at Gartner, where she was a member of the risk practice. She conducted research and advised C-suite level customers on best practices in policy risk and other risk management issues. She authored a quarterly report on the emerging risks in geopolitics, macroeconomics, and business. She also worked for the European Commission in Brussels where she provided policy and programmatic support for the EU’s regional cooperation program in the Baltic Sea Region.  

Ms. Pekala holds a Master of Arts in International Economics/Trade and European Studies from American University in Washington and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Prior to relocating to the United States, she lived, studied and worked in Poland, France and Belgium. She is a native of Poland, speaks Polish and English fluently and has a good knowledge of French.