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Carine Kiala

Senior Associate
The Boston Consulting Group
Luanda, Angola

Carine Kiala is an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Angola. She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, with a specialty in African Politics and International Political Economy, and remains an Associate Researcher in the Department of Political Sciences. She has authored a wide range of publications across genres, including the critical paperback "The Politics of Trade in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): prospect of a SACU-China free trade agreement", as well as a series of the coffee table books, the latest being "Discover Angola | Descobrir Angola" in 2016.

She launched her career in academia, where she dedicated herself to studying Africa-China relations. Carine previously worked as a senior analyst at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) in South Africa and consulted for Angola's Centre for Strategic Studies (Centro deEstudos Estrategicos de Angola - CEEA), after which she pursued a career in foreign affairs as Secretary (Economic) at the Consulate General of the Republic of Angola in Hong Kong SAR. Carine is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

Also a member of the African Leadership Network, she is passionate and committed to Africa's socio-economic transformation and empowers decision makers with the intelligence necessary for more efficient and responsible policy development. In her spare time, she enjoys collaborating with progressive thinkers, participating in youth outreach and spending quality time in the good company of family and friends.

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