Estelle Briot currently oversees Altai's Public Policy activities in the Sahel and West Africa, managing a team of consultants based in Senegal, as well as a network of researchers working across the region on three main practices: Environment & climate change; Migration; and Governance, security, and stabilization.
Estelle is currently spearheading Altai Consulting's efforts to develop its Environment & climate change practice. She developed a mapping methodology for the elaboration of Environment Country Focuses, a pilot of which was conducted in Senegal, and provides strategic advice to clients in the design of complex, multi-country projects addressing adverse impacts of climate change or protecting biodiversity across West Africa.
Estelle has been working for several years with Altai on large-scale research, monitoring and learning projects related to migration in the Sahel and Lake Chad region for the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. She has conducted and coordinated extensive fieldwork across the region (Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.) to provide strategic advice to the EUTF on topics such as migration governance, return and reintegration of migrants, and advocacy campaigns. She has built a strong experience in monitoring large-scale and complex programs, from elaborating data collection tools; conducting both qualitative and quantitative interviews (successfully conducted and supervised surveys with 5,000+ respondents in West Africa) with numerous stakeholders; data analysis; to reporting and presentations in front of a variety of audiences.
Prior to joining Altai, Estelle worked as an Oil & Gas analyst for the Fitch Group, delivering strategic content and providing key insights into developments across the industry value chain, with a focus on African and Middle Eastern energy markets.
Estelle is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, where she majored in Environmental Science. She also holds a master's degree in Conflict, Security and Development from the War Studies Department at King's College London.