Adel Hamaizia

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Adel Hamaizia


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.

He has consulted for several governments, foundations, and private sector organizations with a focus on political risk, due diligence, public diplomacy and economic development.

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.

Past experience

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