Associate Fellow, International Economics
Mina Toksoz
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Mina Toksoz is an Emerging Markets and Country Risk consultant and an associate fellow of the Chatham House International Economics Programme. She 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 D.Phil. 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. Her most recent book is The Economist Guide to Country Risk (Profile Books).


  • 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


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


  • Turkish
  • Policy Cooperation in the G20: The Role of Middle Powers and Proposals for the Turkish Presidency in 2015 Briefing, March 2015
  • Dilemmas and trilemmas of Turkish policy in the QE era Research Turkey, February 2013
  • Middle Eastern Studies Journal: Multiple book review articles
  • The Gulf Cooperation Council and the global recession, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Special Issue: The Global Financial Crisis, the Balkans and the Near/Middle East, Ed., B Gokay, Vol 12, No 2, June 2010 
  • GCC: prospects and risks in the oil boom, Chapter in The Gulf Region: A New Hub of Financial Power, Eds. J Nugee and P Subacchi, Chatham House, RIIA, 2008
  • The Turkish economy, Chapter in Turkish Transformation, Ed, Brian Beeley, Eothen Press, 2001
  • Golden Road – the importance of gold mining in the CIS and Eastern Europe, World Gold Council, London, 2001.