Patricia Rodrigues

Associate Director

  • Africa
  • Investor Services
  • Political and Country Risk
  • Market Entry/Exit Risk Assessment

Based in Control Risks’ London office, Patricia provides political, operational and security risk analysis across the entire Eastern Africa region. She is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ subscription services, and undertakes bespoke consultancy engagements for clients operating in the region. 

Patricia works across a broad range of sectors, from finance, mining, oil and gas and energy, to agriculture and international development, advising clients on policy, regulatory, compliance and integrity issues. She has particular experience advising clients looking to operate successfully in complex security environments across the region, including northern Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia.

Recent tasks that Patricia has worked on include:

  • A political and security assessment to inform operational security plans for a construction consortium developing projects in north-eastern Kenya.
  • An integrity risk assessment for a multilateral development finance institution considering financing an infrastructure project in Somalia.
  • Scenario planning and regulatory monitoring for a global mining company facing a volatile regulatory landscape in Tanzania.
  • Market entry assessments for a financial services firm evaluating investments in Uganda and Ethiopia. 
  • A reputational risk assessment for a commodities trading company evaluating transaction options for a deal involving South Sudan.

Before joining Control Risks, Patricia worked for the Aga Khan Foundation in Nairobi, carrying out policy research, business development and communications support for development projects in agriculture, health, education and governance across East Africa. She previously worked as an income analyst for Citigroup Global Markets in London, covering markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Patricia holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on the political economy of regional integration in East Africa. She holds a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Leeds. She speaks fluent Swahili, and basic French.

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