Eric Humphrey-Smith

Senior Analyst, Africa Verisk Maplecroft

Eric is a Francophone and Lusophone Africa risk specialist, and has worked and lived in several countries in the region including Côte d’Ivoire, Angola, South Africa, Senegal and Congo Brazzaville. 

Within Maplecroft’s Risk Insight team, Eric helps clients with ESG+P risk identification and mitigation to support their strategic commercial goals. He supports a wide range of Maplecroft’s client base across metals and mining, oil and gas, energy and utilities, institutional investment and banking, agroindustry, infrastructure and ICT.

Notable projects that Eric has led on include: 
•    A holistic stakeholder mapping ahead of a brownfield mining asset takeover in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
•    An ESG due diligence exercise for a USD1 billion oil and gas asset portfolio acquisition across seven African jurisdictions.
•    A targeted country risk profile for an investor considering financing a utility-scale solar power project in the Sahel. 
•    A benchmarking exercise to evaluate a client’s risk exposure as they explored a potential joint venture with a state-owned entity.

Eric holds an International Management degree from the University of Bath. He has a keen interest in the intersection between data, statistics and above-ground risks.
 


Africa Oil Week Agenda Sessions

Regional Showcase: Southern Africa

In this regional session we explore the countries who are moving the needle on creating the most favourable operating conditions for their respective countries. This short series of presentations will allow you to get a short introduction to new regulation across the most prestigious oil and gas markets in the region, followed by the geology of some of the most exciting assets government is looking to promote

Tuesday 04 October 16:35 - 17:20 Main Stage

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Add to calendar 10/04/2022 16:35 10/04/2022 17:20 Regional Showcase: Southern Africa

In this regional session we explore the countries who are moving the needle on creating the most favourable operating conditions for their respective countries. This short series of presentations will allow you to get a short introduction to new regulation across the most prestigious oil and gas markets in the region, followed by the geology of some of the most exciting assets government is looking to promote

Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

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