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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. In 2017, Natznet was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She regularly speaks in major media outlets and at high-level conferences. Previously, at Exclusive Analysis she managed the Africa intelligence team of in-country analysts and sources, as well as Exclusive Analysis's Johannesburg office. She also advised municipal governments on sustainably developing megacities and national governments on the development of free trade zones, foreign policy and the mining sector in East 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 / Territory Risk
  • Sourcing and Supply Chain
  • Operational Risk
  • Political Risk
  • Legal Risk
  • Taxation Risk
  • Scenario Planning
  • Government Policy & Regulations
  • Market Analysis & Forecasts

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