Dr Mina Toksoz

Head of Country Risk, Standard Bank London

Dr. Mina Toksoz has been working as Head of Country Risk at Standard Bank London since September 2001. She has been in investment banking for the past ten years including as Equity Strategist for Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa at ABN Amro London. Prior to this Mina worked for The Economist Group's, Economist Intelligence Unit variously as Middle East editor, director of EIU's Country Risk Service, and Regional Director for Europe. She has published on Turkey, Lebanon, EU-Middle East relations, GCC, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Mina did her DPhil in Economics at Sussex University, BA in Economics at Bosphorus University, and more recently the Harvard University Executive Programme on Infrastructure in a Market Economy.

She has published on emerging market trends, Turkey, Lebanon, EU-Middle East relations, and has a forthcoming book, The Economist Guide to Country Risk, to be published by Profile Books in 2014.


  • 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


Forthcoming Events


7th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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