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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Position for uncertainty: global macro themes for 2024

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The world is undergoing rapid change, but the direction of developments is not always obvious. This is especially so in 2024. Our ten macro themes reflect this reality. Governments, corporates and investors around the world will have to deal with an uncertain environment and ensure they are prepared for a wide range of outcomes and risks.

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