West Sands

Who We Are

The West Sands team has decades of experience building intelligence networks in emerging and frontier markets, and operating in complex environments.

West Sands' senior management is supported by a trusted team of associates, each with at least a dozen years experience operating in our key regions of operation: Africa, Asia, Europe (Western Europe to Central Asia), the Middle East, and Latin America.

Central to our working model is the access we have secured to thousands of indigenous sources located throughout the emerging markets where we operate. These vetted sources provide unparalleled access to privileged and proprietary data and insight. The West Sands human source network consists of:

  • Contacts in key industries, civil service, government ministries, law enforcement and security services, diplomatic corps, journalists, non-governmental organisations, and a variety of ‘elite’ and influential networks.
  • Subject matter experts that draw on expertise and experience gained in the world’s most challenging business environments.
  • Multi-lingual researchers trained in the intricacies of open source research.
  • Sector specialists that work with us to identify potential discrepancies in projects requiring specialist understanding.

The strength of these constantly evolving and growing relationships is our most valuable asset, and the core of our business. These relationships are based on experience, trust, and mutual collaboration. As a result, West Sands can identify and leverage resources most appropriate to individual assignment requirements.