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Meet the team

Risk Insights, established in 2009 in South Africa, is the pioneering force in the field of data science and sustainability in Africa. Risk Insights has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the ESG landscape on the continent, applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning's advanced techniques to data and model building. We are honored to be the first female-owned data science boutique with a laser focus on ESG, playing a catalytic role for sustainability reporting in Africa. At Risk Insights, innovation is the DNA of our team. In 2017, we took the bold step of pioneering the first machine learning and artificial intelligence rating disclosure tool for ESG, known as ESG GPS, designed specifically for listed companies in Africa. Our commitment to "Built for Africa by Africans" is at the heart of everything we do.

 

Awards & Recognitions

Our dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. Over the years, we have received multiple international awards in data science and risk management, validating our expertise and advanced solutions. To learn more click here.

 

Global Reach and Local Expertise

Glocalization is at the heart of all our products. Risk Insights' footprint extends across continents with a rich history of providing risk management services in 4 continents. Our team, comprising accomplished and highly qualified data science and risk management specialists, ensures our clients receive top-notch services tailored to their unique needs.

 

Improving ESG Globally

Sustainability does not have borders. At Risk Insights, we believe that every country, every company, and every person counts in building a sustainable future for all. We rate all companies listed on an exchange, providing homogeneity of data. Risk Insights in South Africa has Level 1 B-BBEE accreditation, affirming our commitment to empowerment and transformation. We enjoy partnerships with a number of key players on the continent and globally who share our values. Notably, we have joined forces with the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) to drive sustainability and ESG initiatives in East Africa. Additionally, our exclusive relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for ESG Africa data through a Joint Business Relationship Agreement underscores our commitment to delivering the most robust ESG solutions.

Executive Committee

Andrey Bogdanov

Andrey Bogdanov

Principal & Interim CEO

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Abuobayda Shabat

Abuobayda Shabat

Deputy CEO & Head of Data Science Lab

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Kunaal Kalyan

Kunaal Kalyan

Co-Head of ESG Equity Ratings

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Our Professional Team

Andrea Phillis

Andrea Phillis

 Senior BI Analyst

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Olwethu Nxumalo

Olwethu Nxumalo

 BI Analyst

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Valaska Reddy

Valaska Reddy

Data Scientist

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Gaolebale Khaisi

Gaolebale Khaisi

Sales & ESG Administrator

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Ricolen Chetty

Ricolen Chetty

 Senior BI Analyst

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Tony Madima

Tony Madima

BI Analyst

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Valiant Khoza

Valiant Khoza

Data Scientist

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Sachin Govender

Sachin Govender

 Digital & Social Media Specialist

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Daniel Ouma

Daniel Ouma

Senior BI Analyst

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Masego Moloto

Masego Moloto

BI Analyst

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Nontobeko Nkosi

Nontobeko Nkosi

Finance

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Sarah Thema

Sarah Thema

 Office Caretaker

Shari Ramlall

Shari Ramlall

Senior BI Analyst

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Laurane Mathopo

Laurane Mathopo

BI Analyst

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Veronica De Abreu

Veronica De Abreu

Customer Relationship Manager

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ESG GPS Independent Ratification Committee

Anushka Bogdanov

Anushka Bogdanov

Member of Independent Ratification Committee (IRC)

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Andrey Bogdanov

Andrey Bogdanov

Member of Independent Ratification Committee (IRC)

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Blessing Ayemhere

Blessing Ayemhere

Member of the Independent Ratification Committee (IRC) and Chair of the Nigeria IRC

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Irene Keino

Irene Keino

Member of Independent Ratification Committee (IRC) and CEO | Executive Director at GreenCo ESG Consultants

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Abuobayda Shabat

Abuobayda Shabat

Member of Independent Ratification Committee (IRC)

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Alan Secombe

Alan Secombe

Member of the Independent Ratification Committee (IRC) and Chair of the Ghana & Kenya IRC

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Sustainability is our choice. Risk Insights is a professional data analytics company that delivers to its clients sustainable solutions and products using the latest achievements of data science.