Main Recent Consulting Activities

  • Advisor to a major North African industrial company on potential investments in the Persian Gulf (2013 to present)
  • Expert witness in the London courts for two legal actions on issues between Saudi Companies and Western institutions (2013-2014)
  • Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a northern European country on Gulf issues (2012-2014)
  • Advised the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff on Middle East Affairs, July-August 2013
  • Adviser to a large US consulting firm on financial markets in the Gulf (June-July 2012)
  • Review of Saudi Arabian industrial policy and a specific chemical company for a major African mining company (2011)
  • Expert witness on a major arbitration case between a Gulf State and a major international Western Bank (January – May 2011)
  • Numerous studies and presentations on petrochemicals and Gulf States’ industrial policies for a major energy consulting firm in Washington DC. More specifically this included detailed analysis and high level presentations on industrial policy in Saudi Arabia for one of the largest foreign investments in the Kingdom (2009-2010), as well as the evaluation of feedstock pricing in Saudi Arabia for a major Saudi chemical company (2008), and a very detailed analysis of potential Gulf investments for a Fortune 100 company.
  • An analysis of potential chemical investments in Western firms for an Islamic Finance institution in the Gulf (2009)
  • Detailed analysis of the oil industry in Bahrain and the decision process within it, for a top five International Oil Company (2007)
  • An evaluation of a massive Saudi private investment in an industrial city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2006)

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