Dr Neil Quilliam

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

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Dr Neil Quilliam is an energy policy, geopolitics and foreign affairs specialist, with extensive knowledge and experience of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

He is energy research director at SRMG Think and partner at Azure Strategy Consulting. Previously, Neil headed the Chatham House MENA programme’s Future Dynamics in the Gulf project, was project director of the Syria and Its Neighbours policy initiative and acting programme head.

He also served as senior MENA energy adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), senior MENA analyst at Control Risks, London, and senior programme officer at the United Nations University, Amman.

Past experience

2014-17 Project Director, Syria and Its Neighbours Policy Initiative, Chatham House
2010-14  Middle East and North Africa Energy Adviser, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
2005-10  Head of Desk/Senior Analyst, Middle East & North Africa, Control Risks, London
2003-05  Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan
2002-03 Development Consultant, Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Institute for Development, Amman, Jordan
2002-03  Policy Analyst, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
2000-02  Lecturer (Part-time), Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Amman, Jordan 
2000-02  Programme Officer, United Nations Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan 
1998-2000  Prince of Wales and King Faisal Scholar, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia