Indigo Ellis joined J.S. Held in May of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of Africa Matters Limited (AML). Prior to transitioning to J.S. Held, she acted as Managing Director at AML, leading the company’s work in Central and Southern Africa. Born in South Africa, Indigo is now based in London.
She specializes in advising the mining, transport and logistics, and energy sectors.
Indigo enjoys providing solutions that are results driven and create value for her clients, host communities, and governments.
Prior to joining AML, Indigo led the Africa research team at global risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft, focused on ESG and political risk. She started her career as an advisor on international development policy at the European Commission.
Indigo holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Theory and History of International Relations, and a BA in French and History from King’s College London and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Indigo speaks fluent French and intermediate Spanish.
Indigo was a contributor to J.S. Held's 2024 Global Risk Report.