David is CbI’s Head of Projects and leads CbI’s African Energy Consultancy work focusing on the African power sector, which involves the management, research and writing of reports for clients looking to either invest or trade in Africa. David has also been instrumental in developing CbI’s power supply and demand analysis and price forecasting models, which have been used to advise many clients on the economic feasibility of potential power generation projects and for identifying investment opportunities in a continent where data is often limited.
Previous projects David has led include power sector supply and demand analyses and forecasting of several West and Southern African countries, the compiling of political and economic country profiles, an in-depth IPP market entry report focusing on industry reform and the impact of potential changes in the extractive industries, and a detailed security threat assessment report for Nigeria.
He is also one of CbI’s regional specialists and a well-regarded research analyst in his own right, and regularly writes for CbI’s publication African Energy, authoring numerous articles focusing on Nigerian politics, energy policy and developments, and finance.
A frequent traveller to Africa where he carries out on-the-ground investigative research, David plays a key role in developing the company’s African Energy Consultancy arm as well as managing and expanding CbI’s network of contacts throughout Africa.
He read politics at the University of East Anglia and has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Sussex where his research focused on UK-US relations.