Doing business in Africa is like in no other region – whether you are entering the market for the first time, expanding into another one of its 54 countries, or have been operating on the continent for decades but are managing a dynamic and challenging market environment.

FP's expertise in Africa is based on more than a decade of risk consulting services to corporates, governments, international bodies, banks and investment houses. Our African assignments are conducted out of FP's Johannesburg office, emphasising our commitment to comprehensive research, local insight and expert analysis based on reliable, pragmatic source intelligence obtained directly on the ground.

In Africa, FP adds value by developing high-level strategic intelligence, identifying specific political hurdles and mapping relevant stakeholders. Ultimately our clients get to understand the reputational, political and integrity risks when conducting transactional business or investments on the continent.

FP's Africa team is led by Zakiya Serguro, formerly a director in the Africa practice of a leading international risk consulting firm. She is complemented by an experienced team of analysts, who are in turn supported by a trusted network of resources across the continent – each with their own regional and country- or industry-specific expertise. Contact Zakiya

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Zakiya Serguro - Managing Partner

Zakiya heads FP's Johannesburg office and leads the company's Africa practice. Her expertise is in advising companies and international organisations on emerging market risks and strategy at both higher executive levels and for due diligence or investigation purposes. Her extensive knowledge of how business and politics intersect in Africa gives her unique insight on how to use strategic intelligence and stakeholder mapping to gain a competitive advantage, whilst still complying with regulations and ethical business practices. Read more

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