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Board of directors

Chairman
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Jon is the chairman and founder of Cross-border Information. He is a political scientist with a deep knowledge of the politics and economies of Africa and the Middle East, based on more than 30 years of travel, study and curiosity about the post-colonial world.

Managing Director
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Mark Ford is Managing Director of Cross-border Information with responsibility, along with key colleagues, for the strategic direction and development of the company.

London Office Director
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John Hamilton is director of CBI's London office, where he plays a key role in the company’s business development and strategy.

Research Director
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Eleanor plays a lead role in the development and management of CbI’s special research and due diligence capabilities - particularly the development of local research capacity in the Middle East and Africa - and in the editorial direction of Gulf States News (GSN).

Marketing and Publications Director
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Nick is CbI's marketing and publications director, playing a key role in developing new products and services, as well as in the strategic management of the company. 

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Our consultancy services range from carrying out large-scale quantitative projects for public sector clients to identifying opportunities and monitoring risks for investors and developers

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Meetings

Engaging government and industry with local experts to discuss the changing political landscape and emerging investment trends in Africa and the Middle East

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