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Regional experts

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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

John Hamilton is Managing Director of CbI, where he plays a key role in the company’s business development and strategy. He is a specialist in North Africa and produces regular analyses, detailed monitoring reports and briefings on Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt for CbI's private clients.

Research Director

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).

African Energy Editor
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Thalia Griffiths is the editor of African Energy. She is an experienced journalist and analyst of the politics and economics of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Senior Project Manager
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David is CbI’s senior project manager and leads CbI’s African Energy Consultancy work focusing on the African power sector. He is also CbI's senior Nigeria analyst and frequently contributes to African Energy with articles on the country's political developments, energy sector policy and finance.

Power editor
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Dan is the power editor for African Energy and African Energy Live Data. He covers sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on renewable energy, IPP procurement, off-grid, project finance, market structure issues, and development finance.

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