SI experts specialise in the Middle East yet assess the impact geopolitics has on the region and in turn consider the geopolitical ramifications of Middle Eastern events. SI deploys both quantitative and qualitative assessments to make risk assessments and evaluate their repercussions on foreign investments and business operations. SI achieves this by providing timely information on key political drivers coupled with economic and financial opportunities that may exist that may have an impact upon sustainable and inclusive growth.
Barak Seener is a policy and security expert, with specialist knowledge of the Middle East and the Gulf. Barak reconciles humanitarian and security considerations that enable the public and private sector to consider safe investment in key prospective market sectors.
Ilan Michael Weinglass is an experienced business intelligence analyst, with a focus on the Arab world. He has worked as a business intelligence analyst at Kroll Associates and also served as Legislative Fellow for National Security Affairs to former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota).
Stuart has spent most of his career building stakeholder value for the companies he has worked for and/or owned, resulting in successful exits totaling over $800M in equity value. Stuart is a serial entrepreeur dedicated to leveraging the experiences he has gained through his business successes to effect change in people's lives.
James Byrne is an experienced, London-based energy reporter, who specialises in energy markets, security and politics. He has covered, and reported from, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
Mark Hannam spent fourteen years working in the financial services industry, including three years at the Bank of England where he was a Senior Manager in the Foreign Exchange Division, and seven years at Barclays Global Investors, where he was a Managing Director in the Global Index and Markets Group.
Mark acts as Co-Founder partner of Baker & Burns Ltd and CEO of the Arabian Gulf Sub Sahara Group. AGSS Group currently consists of 13 international organisations. Business sectors of the group include; Security & Defence, Energy, Mining, International Policy, Strategy & Research, Public Relations & Crisis Management, Sports Management & International Trade Development.
Leah Tedrow has managed mass media marketing campaigns coupled with exceptional business development skills in conflict, post conflict and developing countries. Leah has acquired and implemented contracts in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Europe totaling over $400 million. Leah is particularly adept at market entry, proposal and contract training, and development and negotiations with governmental agencies, nongovernmental agencies and private organizations.
Steven Didier provides dynamic and holistic training courses and products to law enforcement, military and security agencies addressing their evolving needs. To this end, Steven is recognized as one of the premier Use-of-Force, Tactical, Combatives and “Train-the-Trainer” Reality-Based Training Experts in Law Enforcement, Military and Private Sectors worldwide. Steven served as a senior law enforcement specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).