Alisa Strobel is a senior economist for Sub-Saharan Africa at IHS Markit.
She is a development economist and Africa expert who has followed the continent's development over the past 10 years. Ms. Strobel is responsible for modelling and forecasting macroeconomic conditions for Ethiopia, Uganda, DRC and Zimbabwe amongst others. She transitioned to the Global Economics Sub-Saharan Africa team from the World Industry Service at IHS Markit, where she previously took the lead in forecasting sectoral trends in SSA and the Middle East until November 2015. She also analysed global developments in the construction, agriculture, machinery, and power equipment industries. Alisa Strobel holds an honors bachelor's degree in international relations and economics and received her Master of Science in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. She was taught leadership at Harvard University and is currently pursuing her CFA designation. Ms. Strobel is experienced at speaking to the media and is fluent in German and English. She has a good command of Portuguese and French, and speaks basic Russian.