Gillian Parker is a senior manager at Economist Impact, policy & insights and is currently based in Singapore. Previous to this role, she was deputy editor for Eco-Business, a news site and business intelligence firm specialising in sustainability issues across Asia. Before moving to Singapore in 2019, Gillian lived in sub-Saharan Africa for nearly a decade. Gillian worked in Johannesburg and Lagos as a risk analyst for Control Risks, helping firms operate in challenging environments in West and Central Africa. Her other consulting work includes UKAID projects focussing on policies, laws and regulations affecting businesses in Nigeria and climate resilient infrastructure in southern Africa. Before that, she was reporting as a journalist across a dozen countries for The Economist, TIME and Voice of America among other international outlets. She was also a contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit, focusing on bespoke reports and indexes ranging from food security to SMEs in Nigeria to Islamic finance. Gillian has a MSc in African and Asian Politics from SOAS and hails originally from Northern Ireland.
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