Hugh Petre is an executive managing director and head of the Africa practice at K2 Intelligence. Hugh leads multijurisdictional operations and is expert at assisting clients who are considering entering new markets across sub-Saharan Africa. Hugh advises a range of clients, including large financial institutions, multinational corporations, hedge funds, international law firms, and public-sector agencies.
Working across a number of specialist sectors, including commodities, infrastructure, natural resources, banking, telecoms, and retail, Hugh provides organizations with advice about the political risks they face. He supports clients through enhanced due diligence, capacity building, and stakeholder engagement. Hugh also leads operations focused on supporting litigation efforts and resolving dispute scenarios.
Hugh and his team directly manage all of their projects and engage with an established network of sources developed over decades of experience in the jurisdictions in which they operate. His direct experience and access to information allows the team to secure and corroborate accurate intelligence and translate this into reliable strategic advice for clients.
Hugh has worked on Africa-related projects throughout his career. Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Hugh held senior positions in the Africa and Resources practices at Kroll, Inc. He also co-founded G3 and Proven, G3’s sister company focused on regulatory-led reputational management services.
Hugh received his B.A. in politics and economics at Exeter University, and his LL.B. at the College of Law, London.