Andrew MacDowallAndrew MacDowall is a correspondent and consultant focusing on emerging markets, particularly Central and Eastern Europe. He has written extensively about about politics, business and economics for publications including the Guardian, Financial Times, Politico Europe, and World Politics Review. He has interviewed hundreds of figures, from prime ministers and leading CEOs to refugees and war veterans. He has written about topics ranging from the arrest of Ratko Mladic to start-ups in Romania and Hungary under Viktor Orban.

Andrew’s consultancy work draws on more than a decade‚Äôs experience working on emerging markets. His background in business journalism, wide range of contacts, and experience of writing forward-looking analysis for investors has led to a range of work for end clients including business intelligence companies, private equity funds, institutional investors, and government institutions.

His work seeks to help investors make informed decisions, and provide support when they face difficulties. It includes due diligence, litigation support, political risk, and market entry studies.

Andrew is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences and events, including the European Government-Business Relations Council, Krynica Economic Forum, Southeast Europe Economic Forum, and Brain Bar Budapest.

Educated at the University of Cambridge, Andrew also holds a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University, London.