Richard Nield provides expert consultancy services and penetrating market intelligence to businesses, governments and media organisations seeking to understand political, economic and security risk in the Middle East & Africa.

Over the past 15 years Richard has worked throughout North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, developing an unrivalled network of contacts and expertise. He specialises in Algeria, Libya, Sudan and South Sudan.

Richard has consulted for many of the world's leading political and business risk organisations and has been published by media including:

The EconomistThe Financial TimesBBCAl JazeeraForeign PolicyReutersEIUThe Banker

He is a trained economist, a specialist in data analysis and has degrees in history and international relations from Oxford University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).