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Stakeholder and Influence Mapping

Identify the organizations and individuals with influence and decision-making power critical to your business success.

Our influence mapping work is the first step to any market entry or stakeholder engagement strategy design. Similarly, we work with clients already operational in a country to help navigate new processes or emerging interests relevant to their sector and operational footprint. Our offering is designed to identify the stakeholders and influence dynamics with the ability to impact both positively and negatively on your business.

We unpack the underlying motivations and agendas of key people at national and local levels. We look at how their actions may drive policy decisions, new risks to your strategy, and possible changes in reigning influence. We work with senior country experts to discuss our analysis and the implications for your business and accelerate your strategy planning and execution.


Key questions our influence mapping addresses

  • Who are the key influencers, power brokers and influence nodes for your sector? (political and non-political, national and local)
  • What makes these actors influential? Who/what creates influence and could those things be taken away?
  • What would lead to a shift in that support that would impact on the stakeholders’ relative influence?
  • What are the key concerns of these stakeholders? What are they likely to try to achieve over the coming three years and what are their priorities?
  • Who would be the most likely successor for these stakeholders? Does that successor have a similar or divergent agenda? Would they be as influential as the current stakeholders?
Know your stakeholders What are the underlying motivations and agendas of key people at national and local levels?
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  • A graphic illustration of critical influence dynamics and actors at the national, regional or sector level
  • A written report with analysis of the dynamics and actors mapped, including important scenarios for change and the likely impact on shifting influence
  • A briefing of our findings by the expert team to discuss implications for your business

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Anna Boyd

She was previously the head of MENA corporate investigations at FTI Consulting where she managed many complex multi-jurisdictional matters in the field of integrity due diligence, asset tracing and litigation support, including in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Libya.Prior to her move into consulting, she was head of the Middle East and North Africa Country Risk Forecasting team at S&P Global, responsible for political risk forecasting, scenario modelling and quantitative risk scoring across the whole region. Anna has led on projects including devising a political risk model relating to the security of Qatari food imports, managing a series of in-depth MENA region country studies for a US government client, and war-gaming possible future developments in the Syria conflict. She has provided expert comment to several media outlets including Al Jazeera, Reuters and the BBC. Anna started her career as an Arabic linguist with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Anna holds an MA with Distinction in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies, having written her dissertation on 1950s-60s Iraqi poetry. She also holds a 1st class honors degree in Arabic from the University of Edinburgh and studied in Cairo and Damascus. She speaks French and Arabic.

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Natznet Tesfay

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. Natznet 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. She 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.Natznet 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. Natznet degrees include a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics.

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Carlos Caicedo

Bringing more than 20 years of experience, Carlos shares his expertise in policymaking and its impact on energy and infrastructure in Brazil, the regulatory outlook for Argentina, as well as fiscal and monetary policy across the region. He also covers resource nationalism and the implications in the region for the oil and mining industries. He is an expert in both the Colombia internal conflict and the terrorism threat posed by Mexico's drug cartels. He is regularly interviewed by the media, including CNN, CNBC, Sky News and Bloomberg, among others. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, he has recently presented to conferences about political risk in Argentina and throughout Latin America and the risks to cargo in Brazil and Argentina. Recent speaking engagements were: the ISMA's conference in Bogota on Drug cartels and crime trends in Latin America and the Reactions North America Insurance conference in New York.Carlos's university degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and History from the Saint Thomas Aquinas University, Bogota, Colombia, Master of Arts in Latin America Area Studies from University College London (UCL), UK, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

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Keerti Rajan

The Integrated Research team works with our experts to combine proprietary data and insights from across economics, country risk, and industry teams to create holistic, forward-looking analysis that helps our clients make effective business decisions. He has previously led the Asia-Pacific desk and the Political Risk desk for our Country Risk team where he was responsible for the global calibration of political and business risks and development of the Country Risk team's methodology. He assessed systemic credit and liquidity risks to UK financial stability for the Bank of England; built stochastic models to forecast capital adequacy for financial companies at Moore Stephens Consulting; and worked in RBS's equity derivatives business.He earned a Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Cambridge with a thesis on the social epidemiology of income inequality in India. His previous academic work compared Indonesia and Malaysia during the Asian Financial Crisis.

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Tom Jackson

Tom provides actionable insight to clients on many topics of interest within my region, including agriculture, manufacturing, and tax revenu

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Bree Neff

Bree has worked for the Economics and Country Risk segment of S&P Global Market Intelligence and its predecessors, including Global Insight,

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Eva Renon

She focuses on mainly CEMAC, Portuguese-speaking and Western African regions, including Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, and T

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Asad Ali Khan

Asad overseas the management and development of S&P Global Commodity Insights' RCMA (Refinery cost, margin and analytics model) that focuses

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