Valentin Robiliard

Analyst

Paris

Based in Control Risks’ Paris office, Valentin provides political, operational and security risk analysis on West and Central Africa, including Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, Gabon and Congo. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ subscription service CORE, and undertakes bespoke consultancy engagements for clients operating in the region.

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  • Project and Country Risk Assessment
  • Scenario Planning
  • Stakeholder Mapping


Based in Control Risks’ Paris office, Valentin provides political, operational and security risk analysis on West and Central Africa, including Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, Gabon and Congo. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ subscription service CORE, and undertakes bespoke consultancy engagements for clients operating in the region. Valentin also frequently travels to the region to conduct research and maintain a network of local sources.


Recent projects Valentin has worked on include::
  • A multi-country analysis and monitoring service for a private equity fund considering investments in the oil sector across Africa.
  • Country threat assessments for an insurance company looking to enter several West and Central African markets.
  • A stakeholder mapping exercise and country threat assessment for an energy sector company considering investments in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • An integrity threat assessment for an investment bank financing a government-run project in Benin.
  • A security threat assessment and on-going political and security monitoring for an energy sector company operating in Chad.

Before joining Control Risks, Valentin worked for the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Brussels, covering political and security developments in sub-Saharan Africa. He also worked for the Fund for Peace (FFP) in Washington, DC, undertaking research on violence in Nigeria and on issues of state fragility. Valentin holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Political Science from McGill University. He is fluent in English and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

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