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Anna Boyd
Associate Director, Economics & Country Risk, IHS Markit
Anna Boyd joined IHS Markit Economic and Country Risk Consulting team in February 2018 and is responsible for integrity due diligence, market entry and investigative business intelligence consulting.
Background

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 IHS Markit, 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.

Industry expertise
Country / Territory Risk
Sourcing and Supply Chain
Areas of interest
Energy Geopolitics
Exploration & Production (E&P)
Political Risk
Security Risk
Regional focus
Middle East & North Africa
Languages
English
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