Laurence Allan, Ph.D.

Director and Head of Desk for Country Risk Europe and CIS, IHS Markit


London, UK


Dr. Laurence Allan leads the IHS Markit Country Risk Europe and CIS team, including a regional intelligence team of in-country analysts and sources. Dr. Allan has advised corporate clients on operational risk and previously managed the Latin America team. He works across country risk supporting commercial and skills development. He worked on political and violent risk across Latin America and the Caribbean, and has lived in Argentina and Chile and worked and traveled extensively across that region. Before joining the company in 2011, he worked on Latin American projects for major international NGOs, was formerly a research analyst in the UK Foreign Ministry, and had taught postgraduate politics and international relations. Dr. Allan is experienced in public speaking and media engagement. He holds a Ph.D. in Argentine politics from the University of London, United Kingdom, where he focused on the deployment of territorial nationalism as a means to wield influence in Argentine domestic politics. He speaks fluent Spanish and advanced Brazilian Portuguese.