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Natznet Tesfay

Executive Director of Research Advisory Speciality Solutions

Natznet Tesfay is Executive Director of Research Advisory Speciality Solutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The Insights and Analysis group has over 130 experts around the world forecasting the economic, macro-financial and granular country risk outlooks for 206 countries and geographies as well as comparative performance of over 80 industries globally. Her areas of specialization include geopolitical risks and influence mapping affecting emerging market debt vulnerabilities, energy transition pathways and global supply chain re-alignment. Before leading the research group, Natznet led the Africa team for over a decade, developing the integrated analytic capabilities as well as regional risk indicator and horizon scanning infrastructure, drawing on a range of methodologies such as geospatial analysis and scenario modeling techniques. She has and continues to support business growth across emerging markets, advising C-level executives on market entry, stakeholder engagement and risk management, and governments on leveraging their natural resource potential for sustained economic growth.

Previously, she advised municipal governments on sustainably developing megacities and national governments on the development of free trade zones, foreign policy and the mining sector in East Africa. In 2017, Natznet was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Her degrees include a BA in Government from Harvard University and a MSc in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics.