Emil Brune

African Grey

Driving research excellence and brand solutions across Africa


We create bespoke research solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa that are cost-effective and street smart. We make Africa less challenging for you – we know what works, what doesn’t and we know how best to deliver top quality research projects in African markets.

We’ve collaborated with Agencies like: Barfly, Eatbigfish, Fiftyfive5, Flamingo, Havas and The Nursery

And created African solutions for teams from: Bacardi, Bel Groupe, B/S/H/, Danone Nutricia, Diageo, Facebook, Fiat Chrysler, Flour Mills of Nigeria, Google, Standard Bank, Mobius Motors, Twinings, United Biscuits



Emil is African-born and raised, with twenty plus years of growing brands across Africa and around the world. He started in advertising before spending many years with Diageo in local, regional and global Insight roles. He then completed London Business School’s Sloan MSc degree in Leadership and Strategy – and has been consulting ever since. He enjoyed working in Ethiopia for most of 2015 before co-founding African Grey.


  • Business to business
  • FMCG

Skills & Services

  • Ethnography
  • International
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative