Elkhan Nuriyev, PHD
Sr. Expert Russia, Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Elkhan Nuriyev has 15 plus years of experience in political analysis and political consultancy. He provides in depth-analysis on Russia and the CIS with a focus on political developments, energy, and security topics.

He is a recognized political scientist with a strong track record in political analysis on security, and energy issues in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eurasia Region and the Caspian Sea Region. Elkhan Nuriyev has provided comprehensive comments, briefings and analysis for international organizations, think tanks, government agencies and companies. An alumnus of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he held government posts in Azerbaijan, and a number of visiting research fellowships in the USA and Germany, amongst others at the George Washington University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and the German Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Global Energy Associate at the Brussels Energy Club.


Heinrich MatThee, PhD
Sr. Expert Middle east, north africa

Heinrich Matthee has a long track record in advising corporations on strategic trends, political risk management, and business opportunities.  He provides in depth-analysis on the Middle East and North Africa.

Heinrich Matthee has lived and worked for many years as an analyst in the Middle East and North Africa. He is a contributor to the Al-Jazeera Center of Studies and Middle East Policy. Previously, he was a researcher at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi, a London-based Gulf analyst for Control Risks, and the EU Research Director of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Affairs in Dubai. Heinrich Matthee has published several books and articles on politics and business in the Middle East and Africa. He has taught at business schools and the University of Amsterdam and has two law degrees, two postgraduate degrees in strategy and international relations and a D.Phil. in political science magna cum laude from the University of Marburg (Germany).


Christoph Meyer
Senior Expert, European Union Affairs

Christoph Meyer has more than ten years practical experience in political analysis and Public Affairs management. He provides in depth-analysis on European Union Affairs with a focus on political, economic and regulatory developments.

Christoph Meyer is a political scientist and a Senior Expert in EU Affairs with extensive practical experience in political communications and in the representation of political interests at the national (Germany and Switzerland), EU and global levels. He is also specialized in political mechanisms in Switzerland, Germany and the European Union, as well as their political, economic and regulatory contexts and strategic issues. While working at two Public Affairs consultancies in Berlin, Germany, and at Swiss Post Ltd in Berne, Switzerland, he gained practical experience of issue- and stakeholder management as well as in political risk analysis. Christoph Meyer advises Executive Management members on issues concerning European market policies.


David Morris
Senior Expert China, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific

David Morris is a leading international political adviser and business consultant. He provides in-depth analysis on China, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

David Morris is an international consultant who holds a number of senior advisory roles in the Asia Pacific and Europe, including with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).  For the last four years, David Morris was Pacific Trade & Investment Commissioner in China, based in Beijing. He is a former Australian diplomat, trade and investment official and senior political adviser, with particular expertise in East Asia, Australia and the Pacific. In 2018 he was elected Vice President of the United Nations ESCAP Asia Pacific Sustainable Business Network. He was also appointed Chair of the United Nations Asia Pacific Business Forum 2019, the flagship UN ESCAP business event for the Asia Pacific.