Victor Tricaud

Senior Analyst

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Security and Intelligence Programmes
  • Managing political risk
  • Seerist
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Victor provides political, security and operational risk analysis on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Yemen. He produces pieces for Control Risks’ online subscription service and website and regularly delivers bespoke reports and briefings for clients across a wide range of industries. In particular, Victor supports clients looking to enter the Gulf region by analysing market entry risks pertaining to policymaking, contract and reputational issues. 

Recent tasks that Victor has worked on include:

  • A report assessing policymaking, contract and security risks for an infrastructure fund considering a passive investment in an oil and gas downstream asset in Saudi Arabia.
  • An exhaustive report on political and integrity risks in the digital sector in Saudi Arabia as well as a comprehensive review of key stakeholders and partnership opportunities for a leading organisation aiming to expand operations in the kingdom.
  • A report assessing investment risks, including from the political and reputational standpoints, for an institutional investor preparing to acquire a stake in maritime infrastructure in the UAE.
  • A comprehensive report on regulatory, contract and security risks for a leading broadcaster planning its operations ahead of covering the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

  • Before joining Control Risks, Victor worked at IHS Markit (now S&P global) as an analyst and consultant focusing on oil markets, midstream and downstream projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Victor worked at AKE International, a political risk consultancy, where he focused on North Africa and the Levant. 

    Victor holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Economics from McGill University. He has lived in the UAE, Oman, Egypt and Jordan and regularly travels in the region. Victor speaks French and Arabic. 


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