Dr Edward George
Dr Edward George is a thought leader on disruptive technology and emerging markets. He advises on a number of Fintech & agritech projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a regular speaker at conferences and commentator in the media (see @DrTeddGeorge for details). Edward has a number of specialities, including soft commodities and agribusiness, trade and trade finance, and disruptive technology.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Edward was the head of group research of pan-African bank, Ecobank, managing a team of eight analysts covering the fixed-income, currencies and commodities space. Prior to joining Ecobank Edward worked for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as a Senior Editor in both the Commodities and Africa Departments. A linguist by training, Edward is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese and holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bristol. His PhD thesis on the Cuban intervention in Angola was published as a book by Routledge in 2005 and came out in paperback in 2012.