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Martin Roberts joined IHS in 2011 and is a Senior Analyst responsible for the political, security and business environment of several West African countries, focusing primarily on Nigeria. He has carried out extensive work, including consulting projects, for multinational companies looking at country entry, sectoral dynamics, and the impact of political and security developments on their businesses.
Martin has carried out a number of research trips to West Africa and holds an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he specialized in African politics. Martin also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University and a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, and prior to joining IHS, he was a Journalist working at the BBC World Service and several national newspapers. Martin speaks French.
Arthur Dhont is an Americas Analyst at IHS. He specializes in political, security and operational risks in Latin America and the Caribbean, specifically Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala and Honduras as well as a number of Caribbean territories. Arthur regularly advises clients on expropriation, contract frustration, civil unrest, security and business disruption risks in these countries, and has been invited on several occasions to brief the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Arthur has a keen interest in sustainable business development and organized crime related security risks.
Arthur received an MA in War, Violence and Security from the University of Sussex in 2010. Prior to Joining IHS, Arthur was a Researcher at Maplecroft and has previously worked for the International Crisis Group in Bogota, Colombia.