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Anna Westwell

J.S. Held’s Inaugural Global Risk Report Examines Potential Business Risks & Opportunities in 2024

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Anna Westwell joined J.S. Held in May of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of Africa Matters Limited (AML).

Anna Westwell is a Senior Associate on J.S. Held's Africa-focused Strategic Advisory team. She predominantly advises clients on Southern and East African political, economic, and regulatory issues. Anna has worked across multiple sectors, including agriculture, FMCG, energy, telecoms, mining, and logistics, to provide support to clients investing in or looking to invest in African markets.

Previously in her, Anna worked as a researcher at a South African foreign policy think tank. She also conducted social research and assisted with stakeholder engagement and campaigns for several NGOs in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the UK.

Anna holds an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History from UCL. She has also completed the London School of Business Enterprise Risk Management program.

Anna was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.

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