The LBBC Business Risk Advisor
Libya is experiencing a period of unprecedented transition. As the country embarks on a programme of national reconstruction and actively seeks foreign partners to supply the necessary products, services and expertise, the potential trade and investment opportunities for LBBC members are exceptional.
Nevertheless, despite these positive developments, the political and security outlook for the country remains uncertain: the long-term stability of the new governing authority, socioeconomic pressures on the Libyan people, potential religious and ethnic tensions, and the continuing influence of armed militia on the democratic process - all of these factors and more may impact upon the Libyan business environment.
Understanding the current risks associated with doing business in Libya and being able to accurately forecast how the prevailing political and security situation may influence business variables, such as export payments and investment returns, are invaluable attributes for any commercial operation.
The LBBC's new risk advisory digest aims to provide our members and clients with access to relevant, current, and actionable information and informed opinions which they can draw upon when making commercial decisions.
The reports, extracts and links listed below contain strategic advice which will help LBBC members to manage their operational risk and minimize uncertainty with respect to their Libyan business interests and their commercial plans going forward.
This new online service also aims to highlight the broader range of products and services offered by LBBC members that operate in the fields of business intelligence and risk management and to showcase their expertise to an audience that may benefit from a more direct relationship.
We are confident that LBBC members - both experienced Libyan operators and businesses new to the Libyan market - will choose to explore further the strategic advice offered by some of the information providers contributing to this service.
AKE is a risk mitigation company which has maintained a constant presence in Libya since the outbreak of unrest in February 2011. Initially there through its support for major media organisations and providing the vital and successful evacuation of energy personnel, AKE continues to support clients in media, the oil industry, NGOs and governments.
With the current political and security environments in a constant state of flux, AKE supports its clients in a wide range of sectors as they set-up or re-establish their operations in-country. Founded in 1991 by Andrew Kain, AKE distinguishes itself from other firms in the sector by taking a needs- and information-led approach to assessing, monitoring, training for and protecting against risk and ensuring the safety of staff. Using its network of local contacts and personnel on the ground, AKE aims to facilitate the entry of international companies back into the country and assist in the mitigation of current and potential future risks to business continuity and company personnel.
AKE Weekly Libya Update (Friday 7th February 2014): AKE’s free weekly Libya Update combines information from AKE personnel and sources throughout the country to give an up to date and first-hand view of the situation on the ground. Analysis of the week’s major events in the political, security and business fields is combined with practical information and advice from AKE risk specialists aiming to give personnel in a number of different fields, from international business and media to NGOs and governments, a relevant picture of the current and future operating environment.
If you require any further information contact: Fraser Bomford, AKE Head of Intelligence, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7816 5457, Mob: +44 (0) 7921 407 707, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Skype: fraserbomford
The Inkerman Group is an international business risk and intelligence company that works to identify the risks, threats and vulnerabilities facing businesses today and delivers solutions that counter or mitigate them. The Group’s expertise covers all aspects of risk, intelligence, travel safety, protection and security, and it works with clients, companies and organisations throughout the world.
The Inkerman Group Libya Daily Overview (June 4 2013): [SAMPLE] Click on this link to view a sample issue of The Inkerman Group’s Daily Libya Report - an in-depth, expert analysis of the country’s precarious political and security situation. Annual subscription is £600.00 (plus VAT). For more details contact:
The Inkerman Group also produces a Libya Monthly Report: designed to give an overview of significant incidents and developments which could have an impact on the current security and political picture in-country, this general overview has been analysed in order to identify significant incidents and particular trends which are emerging in Libya.
To discuss subscriptions to any of these products or for more information contact Cassie Blombaum at The Inkerman Group:
Tel: +44 (0) 1233 646940
If you would like to contribute to this section of the LBBC website, in the first instance please contact the Secretariat at: email@example.com or call +44 (0) 20 7152 4051