Matthew Page

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme


Matthew T. Page provides in-depth analysis on security, governance and socioeconomic issues in Nigeria.

Prior to joining the Africa Programme, Matthew was the US intelligence community’s top Nigeria expert, serving with the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Defense Intelligence Agency and Marine Corps Intelligence.

He also served as deputy national intelligence officer for Africa on the National Intelligence Council.

Matthew is a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja and travels frequently to Nigeria to speak, conduct research, and engage with government officials and civil society.

He received his BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and his MA in War Studies from King’s College London.

Past experience

2017-present Non-resident fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development (Abuja)
2016-present Adviser, Transparency International Defence and Security Programme
2015-16 International affairs fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
2012-16 Nigeria analyst, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State
2010-12 Senior analyst for West Africa, US Defense Intelligence Agency
2008-10 Deputy national intelligence officer for Africa, US National Intelligence Council
2003-08 West Africa analyst, US Marine Corps Intelligence