Florence Cahill is an Analyst in GPW’s Political Risk practice, specialising in political, economic and regulatory issues in Iran and Central Asia. In addition to undertaking tailored studies for clients operating in both regions, maintaining our corporate stakeholder maps and travelling to Iran for research, Florence provides support and analysis to the Business Intelligence team. Her work in this area encompasses reputational due diligence assignments, dispute resolution investigations and asset traces. Although primarily focused on Russia and the CIS, Florence has been engaged in investigations further afield in regions such as MENA and sub-Saharan Africa.
Florence graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages, specialising in Russian, Italian and Ukrainian. In former postings Florence has lived and worked in Italy, Russia and Central Asia. Immediately prior to GPW, Florence was the key account manager for Russia/CIS at a London-based legal publisher. Fluent in Russian and Italian, Florence also speaks elementary Ukrainian and is learning Farsi.
Recent projects include:
• Carrying out a full risk review of the telecommunications sector in Iran for a client entering the market.
• An in-depth investigative assignment in Nigeria, examining the reputation, corporate track record and regulatory exposure of several Nigerian energy companies.
• Investigating the corporate holdings, associates and modus operandi of Russian businessmen in order to establish the beneficial ownership of offshore structures.
• Creation of political risk indices and risk methodologies for emerging market countries.