Nick Piper’s background is as a travel security specialist and he has experience assisting dozens of companies with their risk challenges in Africa. In addition to being the managing director of Signal Risk, Piper is the co-founder of My Travel Risk, a web-based platform for travellers to identify risks in their destination. He is a regular contributor of commentary on security issues to international media groups.
Ronak Gopaldas is a director of Signal Risk. His work focuses on the intersection of politics, economics and business in Africa. He was previously the Head of Country Risk at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). During his time at RMB, he also served on the Africa and International Management board and a number of exco positions. A prominent voice in print, radio and television in both the local and international media, Gopaldas has made frequent appearances on the likes of CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNBC Africa, and also publishes regular opinion and analysis pieces. He has spoken at a number of the world’s top universities and at leading Africa focussed policy and business conferences as a moderator, panellist and keynote speaker.
Ryan Cummings is a director of Signal Risk. He is an independent consultant to various international news media outlets including the New York Times, TIME magazine, the Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, AFP and Deutsche Welle. He is also a contributor to publications and think tanks, most notably CNN, the Tony Blair Foundation, the International Peace Institute (IPI) and Henley and Partners, on issues of terrorism, conflict, migration and political instability in Africa.