AsiaGlobal Fellows
Anisse Terai

Anisse Terai

Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Management

Tell Group


About Anisse Terai

Anisse Terai is managing director and partner at Tell Group, an investment management firm focused on emerging markets. He is also an affiliated professor and the scientific advisor of the Energy & Strategy Program at ESAA Business School. He is an expert of the African Continental Free Trade Area, energy transition, and multilateral affairs, including BRICS, G20, and the WTO.

Previously, Anisse worked for the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, in different managerial positions, on public policy, economic affairs, institutional partnerships, investment management, international trade, and corporate & infrastructure finance. He is the founding managing director and member of the investment committee of ISEF, a sovereign energy fund. He was a senior executive advising the Chairman & CEO of Sonatrach, and he worked at the strategy consulting division of SLB (Schlumberger). He was assistant dean at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po, and he has been teaching and supervising graduate students at Sciences Po, HEC Paris and the University of Paris-Dauphine.

Anisse is listed among the Top 100 Africa Future Economic Leaders by the Institut Choiseul. He is a graduate of HEC Alger, Sciences Po Paris, and Ecole Nationale d’Administration and a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance for Civilization and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Anisse holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, where he was bestowed a full merit scholarship and the Eric Yankah Award. He also studied at Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was affiliated with the Security Studies Program.

Anisse aspires to contribute to the development of emerging markets through investment in equity and infrastructure. He is also engaged at the policy level to reinforce multilateralism and the multi-polar international system. His research focus as an AsiaGlobal Fellow explored Africa-Asia economic integration, international cooperation, and security, particularly on the pivotal role of Algeria-China strategic partnership.


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