Eurasia Group | Shridaran Pillay


Director, Africa

As a director for Africa, Shri is responsible for providing clients with insight and clarity on policy, markets, and political developments in southern Africa. With a deep understanding of South Africa, Mozambique, and Angola, Shri helps clients navigate the region's complex political dynamics. 
As a former South African diplomat, Shri has a thorough familiarity with party politics in South Africa as well as the country's policy landscape. Thanks to the experience of his postings to Sudan and India, he can contextualize South Africa's influence, relationships, and position across both the African continent and other emerging markets. Shri grew up in Durban and holds a bachelor honors degree in international relations from the University of Kwazulu Natal, as well as a master's degree in international relations and diplomacy from SOAS University of London. Shri has competed in Masterchef South Africa and won several cooking competitions while on his diplomatic posting in India.