African Energy Consultancy
Cross-border Information (CbI) created its African Energy Consultancy (AEC) arm to provide bespoke solutions to clients seeking answers to problems and pointers to opportunities.
Long before AEC was envisaged as a stand-alone unit, African Energy had carved out a niche in understanding questions of risk, finance and policy and had built up a formidable body of data, information and expertise concerning the electricity supply industry, and the upstream and downstream hydrocarbons sectors.
An investment in people and knowledge
Led by a team of experienced regional specialists, CbI has developed an extensive network of in-country sources. This means we better understand the culture and dynamics of local markets and unlike many of our competitors do not have to rely on third party information providers.
CbI's African Energy Consultancy arm has worked with a wide variety of clients on policy, strategy and investment decisions, most recently conducting research for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) and the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) – work that has gained wide recognition in Africa and Europe.
CbI's work with the ICA continues in 2014 – a new private sector-focused African Infrastructure Investment survey aims to initiate a better understanding of private sector investment motivations by looking at factors such as:
• top investment locations
• risks to be addressed
• delays in project implementation
• best returns
AEC’s products and operations
‘Know Your Customer’ – CbI’s researchers can help investors and suppliers avoid political, reputational and governance pitfalls, and other problems that may emerge if deals go wrong.
The AEC team is led by Jon Marks and Mark Ford in CbI’s Hastings office:
John Hamilton in CbI’s London office leads on North Africa
Tel: +44 207 839 5982