Huw Charles

Associate Director, Strategic Intelligence



Huw Charles

Associate Director, Strategic Intelligence

London, UK

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Huw is an Associate Director in Risk Advisory’s Strategic Intelligence team. He has significant experience completing complex commercial risk-mapping assignments for clients entering new jurisdictions with a particular focus on emerging markets. In this context, he has advised on major infrastructure investments, sovereign lending and government procurement programmes.

Huw specialises in projects that involve significant exposure to host governments and geopolitics, especially when these government relationships are key to the commercial success of the project.

Project highlights:

  • Advised the board of a US-listed E&P company on emerging risk scenarios in their major countries of operation globally. This included contributing to the risk register and offering deeper insights on specific issues to board sub-committees. 
  • Advised the VP for international business at a major US aerospace & defence contractor during a successful $6 billion military equipment tender in Europe. Contributed to the client’s internal bid evaluation process and helped communicate the recommendations of that review to the business’ aero segment board. 
  • Helped the investment committee of a private equity firm evaluate an investment in a greenfield power generation project in West Africa. Mapped out the project’s competitive position in the country’s constrained power grid, helping the client avoid committing funds to a project that ultimately lacked the political support needed to secure government approval.  
  • Advised an international telecoms company through a market-entry process in West Africa, providing in-depth commercial diligence on the market’s growth potential and helping them identify a local partner.

Get to know Huw Charles

My area of expertise

Complex assignments that involve significant exposure to government decision-makers, particularly in emerging markets. I advise clients on competitive government tenders, major infrastructure investments and sovereign lending transactions, helping them gain a commercial advantage in uncertain environments, often where the lines between business and politics are blurred.

Why I love what I do

Helping great businesses navigate uncertainty to deliver successfully in ‘challenging’ markets.

What sets Risk Advisory apart

Our creativity – everything we work on is bespoke.


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Helping key decision makers, make the right commercial decisions