Anna Boyd

Manager, Middle East and North Africa Country Risk


London, U.K.


Ms. Anna Boyd, Manager of IHS Country Risk for MENA, leads political and violent risk forecasting for the North Africa region. She has particular expertise in developing on-the-ground source networks to better map influence groups, predict developments and provide unique insights into local and regional dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining IHS, she headed the Global Jihad Forecasting desk at Exclusive Analysis, specializing in transnational Islamist terrorist movements and ideologies. She has more than nine years of experience in both the public and private intelligence sectors. Ms. Boyd studied in Cairo and Damascus and holds a Master of Arts in Arabic from both the University of Edinburgh and from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in the U.K.​