Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance
Mina Toksoz

Contact information

+44 (0)20 7587 5100


Mina Toksoz is an emerging markets and country risk consultant and has 15 years’ experience in investment banking, most recently as head of Country Risk at Standard Bank International.

Prior to this she worked for The Economist Group’s EIU, as editorial director of Europe and the Middle East reports, and as manager of the Country Risk service. 

She is currently an independent director on the supervisory board of the EIU Country Risk Service and a visiting lecturer at the University of Manchester Business School.

Mina has a DPhil. in Economics from Sussex University, BA from Bosporus University, and completed the Executive Programme on Infrastructure at Harvard University.

She has published on emerging market trends, Turkey, Lebanon and EU-Middle East relations.

Areas of expertise

  • Analysis and management of country risk
  • Global economic trends and their impact on emerging markets, with a focus on the Mediterranean rim and CIS
  • Sector expertise includes banking, mining, and infrastructure
  • Economic modelling expertise including country risk rating models

Past experience

2014-15Senior Consultant Economist, Sovereign and Country Risk Department, Lloyds Bank Group
2013 - Independent Member of the Committee of the EIU Board responsible for supervision of EIU’s Credit rating publications
2001 - 2013Head of Country Risk, Standard Bank International, London
2001Executive Programme on Infrastructure, JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1998 - 2001Senior Equity Strategist, EMEA, Abn-Amro, London
1997 - 98Senior Economist, Emerging Europe, Caspian Securities, London
1985 - 1997Regional director, Europe; Director Country Risk Service; Senior Editor Middle East, Economist Intelligence Unit, London
1980D.Phil, in Economics, University of Sussex
1974BA in Economics, Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey