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Andrew Smith

Head of Africa

Andrew was appointed as Torchlight’s head of Africa in May 2022, after having spent two years as an embedded analyst with one of our clients. After graduating with an MA in Conflict, Security & Development from King’s College London in 2017, he held several positions with other risk consultancies and a think tank, where he focused almost exclusively on politics, security and economic issues in sub-Saharan Africa, and in particular East Africa.

To date, he has supported clients from various sectors on a range of projects across the region, including market entries in the telecommunications and renewables sectors in Ethiopia and Uganda, risk assessments on Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Nigeria, and stakeholder mapping for a mining operator in Sierra Leone.

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