Associate Director

Isabelle is an Associate Director in the global macro practice and Global Counsel’s lead Africa analyst. Before joining GC, Isabelle worked as a consultant supporting investors with commercial due diligence processes in Africa and the Middle East. She previously ran an international disability charity active in West Africa. In addition to English, Isabelle speaks German, French and basic Italian.

At GC, Isabelle supports clients in navigating the politics and economics of Sub-Saharan Africa, with insight into individual countries, continent-wide trends as well the geopolitics of the region. 

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Contrasting attitudes to foreign investment, political stability, and regulatory frameworks in three different countries to aid a financial services client with business expansion efforts.
  • Identifying relevant health sector stakeholders in a West African country and providing insight into engagement opportunities for a client looking to launch a new initiative.
  • Analysing the IMF’s new common framework on debt to help clients understand how this might impact the macroeconomic environment of markets they are active in.

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Global Month Ahead: The Politics of Food

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This year, Global Counsel's flagship policy conference is exploring the Politics of Food. Events throughout the month of January will offer a chance to debate and discuss the technological, regulatory and geopolitical challenges testing food systems around the world in 2023.

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Macro matters: Global themes for 2023

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The world economy enters the new year on shaky ground. The post-pandemic rebound is losing steam. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout is being felt across the globe. Inflation, rising interest rates and the strong US dollar are impacting countries in every region of the world. Major advanced economies are set to slow – or even contract - in 2023,…

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