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About Robert

I work closely with c-suite business leaders to help inform their corporate strategies through geopolitical, macroeconomic, and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.

Helping business leaders with their risk management and market entry modelling, being briefed and advised as to the economic landscape and ensure decisions are made with all of the up-to-date data modelling available.

By background I am an MBA-qualified media industry strategic director, analyst, and communications professional with >25 years’ experience in Europe and the Middle East with blue-chip publishers including Reed Elsevier (now RELX) and The Economist Group.

I have a proven track record in engaging and connecting senior business leaders, as well as chairing, moderating and public speaking at events. Through briefing and advising businesses on event management strategies and leveraging a publishing director approach to best effect.

Robert's Career History

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Director MENA & Regional General Manager, EICN

April 2018 - Ongoing

I provide an exclusive networking forum for business leaders, blending the collective intelligence of The Economist Group with the insight and experience of senior executives working in the world’s most exciting regions.
I deliver macroeconomic and geopolitical briefings to help c-suite executives better understand the opportunities and risks in their regional business environments.

ITP Media Group

Editorial Director

March 2015 - March 2018

William Reed Business Media

Editorial Director

November 2011 - March 2015


Chief Operating Officer

May 2010 - October 2011

Reed Elsevier (now RELX)

Editor, Publishing Director and General Manager

September 1994 - January 2010


Randa Bessiso


Andrew Woodward


Bouchra Bensaoud


Henry Reade



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