Eunomix is led by Claude Baissac, a recognised specialist in strategy, risk management and economic policy with over 20 years of executive and consulting work with corporates, governments and international organisations. He is a consumed
He has a distinct understanding of the strategic and operational realities of investing and managing businesses in emergent societies, and of running and reforming these societies. He has a rare capacity to work effectively with senior government officials in both political and administrative functions, C-suite executives and boards, and members of civil society. For this reason, he is increasingly sought after as a corporate coach on corporate resilience, risk management and stakeholder engagement.
As a trained policy analyst and political scientist, he brings
These complementary skills have led him to apply a solid political economy perspective on the respective roles of the state, business and society toward sustainable growth. They also provide him with skills that are key to effectiveness – scenario analysis, strategic planning, policy and regulatory design, economic modelling and impact assessment, financial forecasting, and market research.
He has worked across Africa, the Americas, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Claude is fluent in English and French, in the French
He is regularly consulted by leading international media on politics, policy, extractive industries, special economic zones and related topics. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including the Free Zone Convention, Joburg Indaba, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining,
Claude has advanced degrees in economic geography from
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
JP van der Merwe has been with Eunomix since 2014, playing a key role in the growth of the South African business as well as working projects across Africa for government and corporate clients. His work has focused on
JP has worked as a senior consultant and operations manager of Eunomix, handling business development tasks as well as managing small project teams. He was recently appointed Director of Eunomix Research and Board Member of Eunomix. In his capacity as Senior Consultant, he leads all stages of project delivery, from project methodology
JP’s clients have included the World Bank, African Development Bank and Ministries of Trade and Industry in several jurisdictions – notably in Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He has also worked on a number of projects for large mining companies in the DRC, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
JP is currently leading the development of country risk and investment climate tools for analysis and management. These tools will become part of the Eunomix offering in early
He holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, an Honours degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town, and a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town.
Skills: political and country risk; policy and public affairs; economic and infrastructure development; social and community development; corporate sustainability; project and bankable feasibility development
His areas of expertise include corporate turnaround and transformation programmes, strategy development and implementation, operational efficiencies and optimisation, performance management and improvement, transactional and
In addition to acting on an advisory basis, he has significant executive experience in the South African corporate sector. He was General Manager for Strategy at Neotel during the start-up years of the company. He was then Managing Executive in the CEO Office at Telkom responsible for turn-around programme.
Vuyo’s passion and commitment
Skills: corporate strategy; enterprise risk management; turnaround and restructuring; project structuring; corporate sustainability; project and bankable feasibility development, M&A transactions support, operational efficiencies
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.