Eunomix is led by Claude Baissac, is an established expert in sustainable development, risk governance and strategy. He has over 20 years of practice with governments, corporates, and multilaterals. His work in mining and sustainable economic growth is known in Southern Africa – including on resource nationalism, local value adding and mining communities. His work on state performance, developmentalism and economic diversification is known internationally through research and extensive involvement in mineral policy, growth poles and special economic zones.
He has an extensive media profile in Southern Africa and beyond, and his insights and perspective are sought after for conferences and executive training.
He is positioned at the nexus research-policy-strategy, driven by the goals to: bring rigorous applied research in service of enhanced performance that advances micro- and macro-levels sustainability, and improve cooperation between government and business through shared language and objectives.
Claude brings a unique combination of subject-matter knowledge designed to break cognitive silos that translate into risk-augmenting organisational silos. He is a political scientist, economist and geographer with strong quantitative and qualitative skills that span development science and growth, political governance and public policy, international relations and geopolitics, spatial analysis and social research, risk management science, and organisational and cognitive and theory.
He has deep practice in integrity and crisis management: corporate turnaround and restructuring support, investigations and litigation, governance improvement. He is a devoted field practitioner with significant on-the-ground research, consulting and executive experience – from community consultations in Cameroon to government strategy facilitation in Zimbabwe, to executive management in Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia.
Claude considers himself a humanist and advocate of social sustainability. He is as comfortable working at ministerial, board and executive levels as he is working at operations and community levels. He believes in the equality of all, and the necessity for global balance and justice.
He is founder and CEO of Eunomix, a consultancy established in 2009 to integrate his fields of expertise and interest into a coherent offering that advances corporate and societal resilience in a time of deep instability, unpredictability and risk.
Skills: political and country risk; policy and public affairs; strategy; enterprise risk management; strategic communications and stakeholder engagement; economic and infrastructure development; corporate sustainability; project structuring; project and bankable feasibility development
Ivo Sarges, has 20 years consulting experience working across many geographies and a diverse set of industries. He has developed a particular focus on mining, energy and infrastructure, as well as on service industries such as banking and telecommunications. Having commenced his consulting career in Germany in the late 1990s, Ivo moved to South Africa with one of the global blue-chip consulting firms which he then left to head-up the Africa business of a global customer-centricity firm.
Ivo has a solid record of developing and delivering innovative strategy processes to corporate clients. In this, he brings strong analytic capabilities. With clients, he has developed innovative applications of game theory to explain and counter-act cyclicality as well as price-wars in concentrated B-to-B industries. In the public sector, Ivo has advised governmental institutions, devising growth strategies alleviating poverty for municipal and provincial bodies through, as well as formulation national goals and outcomes for national governments. Through his practice, Ivo has developed a particular expertise in strategy facilitation and corporate story telling – seeking the apt packaging of integrated and complex messages to enhance
One of Ivo’s passion is assisting organisations to develop their in-house consulting expertise. This includes devising and delivering training programs, designing and establishing in-house consulting units as well as providing augmenting capacities to enhance the in-house delivery capabilities.
Ivo holds a Masters in Administrative Sciences and Philosophy of Science from the University of Constance with a particular focus on International Relations and Philosophy of Science.
Skills: corporate strategy; enterprise risk management; corporate story-telling and facilitation; turnaround and restructuring; project structuring; corporate sustainability; project and bankable feasibility development, M&A transactions support
This work background has given her expertise and insight into business and financial risks; country and political risks; and, the workings of many commodities and their markets. In this capacity, Bronwen has worked with Eunomix since 2012, first in sustainability, and then in policy analysis and advocacy. She has extensively worked on South Africa’s mineral policy, notably on the Mining Charter, the MPRDA, and beneficiation, as well as on the various
In addition to working for Eunomix, she sits on the board of a chrome ore company. She has a Commerce degree with a major in Economics and International Relations. The interface of mining and political economy is a passion of hers.
Skills: political and country risk; policy and public affairs; strategic communications and stakeholder engagement; social and community development; corporate sustainability
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These things my spirit bids me
teach the men of Athens:
brings countless evils for the city,
but Eunomia brings order
and makes everything proper,
by enfolding the unjust in fetters,
smoothing those things that are rough,
sentencing hubris to obscurity
making the flowers of mischief to whither,
and straightening crooked judgments.
It calms the deeds of arrogance
and stops the bilious anger of harsh strife.
Under its control, all things are proper
and prudence reigns human affairs
Thus wrote the Athenian statesman Solon, philosopher and poet in the 6th century BC, of Eunomia, daughter of Zeus, who in dreams would appear to the rulers of the city-state and inspire them to legislate and rule justly and competently.
Eunomia, it seems to us, represents the ideal metaphor of the proper management of human affairs, and has inspired the name EunomixTM.