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Natznet Tesfay

Executive Director, Africa, Economics and Country Risk, IHS Markit

Ms. Natznet Tesfay is executive director for research and analysis in Economics and Country risk at IHS Markit, focused on Africa.

Her areas of specialization include analysis of political developments affecting the offshore energy sector in West Africa, particularly Nigeria; commercial developments, especially in mining, energy, and infrastructure in East Africa; and piracy risks in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Guinea. Ms. Tesfay leads the development of the Africa risk indicator and horizon scanning infrastructure, drawing on a range of methodologies such as geospatial analysis and scenario modelling techniques. Natznet supports business growth across the continent, advising C-level executives on market entry, stakeholder engagement and risk management, and African governments on leveraging their natural resource potential for sustained economic growth. She regularly speaks in major media outlets, and at high-level conferences. Previously, she had advised on urban planning in megacities across developing countries, development of free trade zones in East Africa, foreign policy and mining sector in the Horn of Africa. Ms. Tesfay's degrees include a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics.

  • Economics & Country Risk
  • Country Intelligence
  • Country risk
  • Economics & Country Risk
  • Executive Briefings
  • Forecasts and analysis
  • Government policy and regulations
  • Legal and tax risk
  • Market Access
  • Operational risk
  • Opportunity screening
  • Political risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk ratings
  • Scenario planning & analysis

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