Imad Mesdoua

Senior Consultant

London

Imad is an experienced political risk consultant and manages consulting engagements in sub-Saharan Africa. He works closely with our extensive team of country analysts, business intelligence consultants and risk management experts to deliver complex and sensitive analysis and advice.

  • Africa
  • Delivering Growth and Opportunity
  • Creating a Resilient Organisation


Imad is an experienced political risk consultant and manages consulting engagements in sub-Saharan Africa. He works closely with our extensive team of country analysts, business intelligence consultants and risk management experts to deliver complex and sensitive analysis and advice.  Imad has lived and travelled extensively in the region, conducting regular research, consulting and business development trips across Africa. He is also a regular commentator on TV, radio and print media on political and security dynamics across Africa. 


Recent projects include:
  • Project-managed the delivery of complex political risk and scenario analysis, threat assessment, and stakeholder mapping reports to inform the investment strategy for energy clients across Africa.
  • Conducted a board-level political risk workshop on political and security trends in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Produced security threat assessments for clients across West Africa.


Before joining Control Risks, Imad worked as a consultant and a political risk analyst for a number of London-based risk consultancies, where he covered the Maghreb and West Africa. Imad has appeared as an expert witness before several parliamentary hearings and is also a regular commentator on TV, radio and print media on political and security dynamics on the continent. He holds a master's degree in International Public Policy from the University College London (UCL) and is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Spanish. 

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