Christina Katsouris

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme Chatham House


Christina Katsouris is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. She has written and co-authored several reports on the Nigerian oil sector during the past 15 years.

She has also taught oil journalism in Sao Tome and Nigeria. She has briefed various government departments and presented at events in London, Coventry, Washington DC, Cape Town and Sao Tome

Ms Katsouris wrote a tabloid version of the first-ever audit of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector for circulation at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Conference in 2009. She co-authored report on crude oil theft in Nigeria in 2013 for Chatham House, and a major report on Nigerian oil sales and crude for product swaps in 2015 for the US based Natural Resource Governance Institute.

Christina Katsouris has also worked at London based Energy Intelligence since 1995, covering oil and politics, investment and West African crude markets since 2000.  Before this she had worked as a consultant at the UN and World Bank in New York and Washington DC where she wrote articles and speeches on development finance issues during 1992-1994. Ms Katsouris was educated at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where she obtained an MA and BA in History and Politics.