ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Expertise: Political risk, external affairs.

Locations: Global (UK based).

A FTSE 100 external affairs professional with 15 of experience across multiple industries including government, consumer goods, oil and gas and consulting. Her main areas of expertise include the management and mitigation of external affairs and reputation risks with experience in a number of emerging markets including Latin America, West Africa, the Caspian and Asia-Pacific. Strong track record in building and maintaining strategic partnerships with industry, government and NGO’s in complex and multicultural environments. Solution-focused and passionate about delivering a sustainable agenda and engaging broadly with stakeholders. Wide-ranging interpersonal, leadership and team building skills.

Since 2016, Isabel Miranda has been advising companies on market entry, political risk and stakeholder engagement for companies interested in investing in emerging markets, particularly in Latin America. Isabel has also advised the non-for-profit sector, supporting the John Smith Trust (JST) to promote good governance and the rule of in Former Soviet Union countries and Central Asia.

Prior to that Isabel worked with Petrofac, a British Oil Services Company, overseeing its external stakeholder relations in a number of emerging markets including Latin America, North Africa and Asia-Pacific. Isabel also led the Company’s country entry efforts in Mexico in regards to non-technical risk and government relations.

Prior to Petrofac, Isabel worked for a number of International oil majors including BP and ExxonMobil and the Mexican Government. During her tenure at BP, she oversaw the relations with the international organisations financing the BTC Pipeline project and managed a major consultation initiative involving the government, communities and civil society in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Isabel also was actively involved in supporting BP’s market entry initiatives in Latin America, with accountability for developing strategic relations.