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position: Committee Member
name: Sasha Shevtsova
description: Sasha Shevtsova is Senior Political and Defence Adviser to the European Union Ambassador to Australia. She is a political and strategic national security expert, and brings a wealth of knowledge about the Australian Government and Defence Industry to the Submarine Institute of Australia. Notably, she draws on her legal and government background as an adviser to Rear Admiral (Rtd) Greg Sammut on matters pertaining to Intergovernmental Agreements and International Treaties when negotiating with the Government of France on the previous Future Submarine Program. More recently, she has consulted across the Department of Defence on major Defence industry procurement projects, including at the Australian Submarine Agency. She believes in fostering a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region with Australia’s like-minded international partners, and leverages her international geostrategic experience for the Submarine Institute of Australia. She is a graduate (BA (Hons), MA) of the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, and studied at the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She is fluent in French and proficient in Russian.

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