Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Basim Al-Ahmadi

Co-Founder, Global Risk Insights; Consultant, SET Advisory

Basim Al-Ahmadi is a thought leader, political risk consultant and co-founder of a leading publication.

Basim manages the Middle East & North Africa practice at SET Advisory, a leading boutique business intelligence firm based in London. SET Advisory provides due diligence, corporate investigations, political risk assessments and market entry studies across Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Western Europe.

Basim is also the co-founder of Global Risk Insights (GRI), a world leading publication providing political risk analysis for the business community. GRI have over 200 analysts on their team, ranging from former presidential advisors, diplomats, industry experts to professors. The publication has been widely referenced, including by leading think-tanks, financial institutions, military generals, former foreign ministers and major media outlets such as BBC World, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Politico and many others. Basim was also previously the Editor of Bonds & Loans, a leading debt market publication based in London, read by bankers, investors and lawyers worldwide.

He is a regular speaker at conferences and universities around the world and has been hosted on various media outlets, including CNBC Arabia and Reuters. He holds a Masters degree in Theory & History of International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). At the LSE, he was the first President and co-founder of the LSE Political Risk & Investment Society, which has since won the Gold Stars Award.