Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Adel Hamaizia is an associate fellow with the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme, working on political economy issues of the GCC countries and the Maghreb region.
He is currently the Managing Director at London-based Highbridge Advisory, a strategic boutique advisory focused on information advantage, risk mitigation, policy development and implementation for companies and governments working in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa (MEBA).
Adel is a visiting fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
He is also a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he focuses on the political economy of North Africa, and where he previously taught Middle East politics. He was formerly a senior teaching fellow at the Department of Financial and Management Studies at SOAS, University of London.
Adel is the committee vice-chairman of the Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum (OxGAPS) – based at the University of Oxford – and co-editor of OxGAPS’ thematic-quarterly, Gulf Affairs.
Adel regularly convenes and contributes to track 1.5 and 2 meetings, and is engaged in a range of volunteering activities related to employability skills training for students across the Middle East and North Africa.
He has provided commentary for several media outlets including: The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Arab News, The National, and Al Jazeera.
|2022 - present||Managing director, Highbridge Advisory|
|2021 - present||Visiting fellow, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University|
|2018 - present||Associate, Global Partners Governance|
|2014-18||Tutor in Middle East politics, Oxford University|
|2014-18||Senior teaching fellow, SOAS, University of London|
|2012 - 2021||Independent consultant|