Emil Brune

African Grey

Driving research excellence / brand solutions across Africa


African Grey makes Africa simpler for our clients by unlocking deeper understanding of African consumers and enabling brand teams to make better decisions. We do this by delivery of world class research projects in African markets. Extensive first hand experience means we are well-versed in cultural nuances and how best to engage with consumers.

We focus on brands, innovation and communications. We have broad category and methodological experience – qual and quant, B2C and B2B. Our solutions are creative. Client feedback is that our work is innovative, high quality and quick. Competitively priced, too. Apart from working directly with our clients, we also help research agencies and brand consultancies deliver what their clients require in Africa.

When you need research excellence / brand solutions delivered in African markets, do contact me.


Emil has lived, worked and travelled across the African continent for the majority of his life. He began his career in advertising before spending 14 years with Diageo in local, regional and global Insight roles. After leaving Diageo, he completed London Business School’s Sloan MSc degree in Leadership and Strategy – and has been consulting ever since.


  • Business to business
  • FMCG

Skills & Services

  • Ethnography
  • International
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative