Philip is the Managing Director and a co-owner of GPW, the leading global risk and intelligence company. He has over 20 years of experience in international investigations and commercial intelligence gathering.
Philip set up GPW’s political risk division in 2010 after a career spanning transaction intelligence, forensic investigation and risk management. He has substantial experience and expertise advising companies on a range of commercial issues, from market entry, stakeholder management, through to pre-transactional due diligence in challenging jurisdictions. He has led long-running country risk assessments for clients in the oil & gas and mining sectors, as well as advising on sanctions and trade control issues.
Recent work includes:
•Advising an international oil & gas major on managing complex and wide-ranging exposure to Russia-related sanctions;
•Working for a private equity fund on pre-transaction reviews of assets in sub-Saharan Africa; and
•Political risk reviews and counterparty due diligence for a major mining company operating in Latin and Central America.
Philip is a frequent speaker on topics including Eurasian energy issues, international sanctions and geopolitics. He has featured as a commentator for the BBC, Financial Times, Vedomosti, Bloomberg, Sky News and other outlets.
Philip read Modern Languages at Cambridge University.