Connor Vasey

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Connor Vasey is a Managing Consultant at Africa Matters Limited (AML), a part of J.S. Held. He advises telecoms, infrastructure, energy, and financial clients. Through his close work with clients deploying capital to the region, Connor has developed a granular understanding of East Africa's political economy.

Prior to joining AML, Connor led Eurasia Group's East and Southern Africa coverage for corporate and financial clients, specializing in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania. Previously, Connor worked as an African debt market analyst with Bloomberg, where he acquired experience covering macro developments in the region and their socio-political undercurrents. Before this work for central bank and institutional investor clients, Connor produced high-level due diligence for local and international private equity investors seeking opportunities in East African markets.

Connor holds an MSc in Economic Policy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a BSc in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics (LSE). He speaks French, Spanish, and Afrikaans while working on his Amharic.

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