OUR TEAM

Dr. Ethan Chorin Founding Partner & CEO

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Law & Policy and Political Risk
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, The Gulf States, The African Horn
  • CONTACT:
    chorin@perimassociates.com

Ethan Chorin (Arabic, French, Farsi) is  CEO of Perim Associates. He is the author of two books, Exit the Colonel:…

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Ms. Azza Maghur Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Libyan commercial law, international law
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, North Africa
  • CONTACT:
    maghur@perimassociates.com

A senior lawyer with Maghur & Partners in Tripoli, a firm that represents Libyan and international cases, Azza Maghur gained…

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Mr. Jean-Luc Bernard Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    International Development, natural resources
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Morocco and North Africa
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Mr Bernard is an experienced development practitioner, with focus on the energy sector environment, industrial issues, monitoring and evaluation. He…

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Ms. Rabea Benhalim Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Islamic Law, Oil & Gas Contracts
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    North Africa, Angola
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Ms. Rabea Benhalim (Arabic) is a lawyer, with focus on oil and gas finance, and Islamic law. She has been…

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Ms. Thelma Tajirian Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Microfinance and Banking, Governance
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Ms. Thelma Tajirian (Arabic, French and Armenian) is a seasoned international finance and development professional with 25 years experience in…

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Mr. Geoffrey Milton Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Investment banking
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    The Gulf States, Russia, Azerbaijan
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

An expert in emerging markets and bank regulatory matters, Geoffrey Milton began his career with Bank of America in 1969…

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Col. Wolfgang Pusztai Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Security, Counter-Terrorism, Civ-Mil Relations
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, the Sahel, West Africa
  • CONTACT:
    pusztai@perimassociates.com

Col. Wolfgang Pusztai’s extensive military intelligence career includes positions with the Austrian Ministry of Defense and General Staff. From 2007…

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Mr. Mark Hope Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Oil and Gas Operations, Management & Risk
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, West Africa, Kenya
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Mark Hope has spent 28 years in a number of senior positions at resource-focused multinationals with operations in Africa and…

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Ambassador Lange Schermerhorn Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Political and Economic Affairs
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    East Africa, The Horn
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Ambassador Schermerhorn’s 35-year Foreign Service career included economic, political, staff, and program direction assignments in the Department of State, Sri…

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Dr. Robert Springborg Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Egypt, Pol-Mil Affairs, Political Economy
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Egypt, Iraq
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Robert Springborg (Arabic) is a leading expert on Egypt, and the Egyptian military. He has held a number of senior…

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Mr. Francis Ghilès Sr. Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Political and Economic Affairs
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Francis Ghilès is a trilingual (English, French and Spanish) journalist and political analyst who through eighteen years with The Financial…

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Ms. Noura Abdi Associate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    International Development, Natural Resources, Public Finance
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Djibouti, The Horn
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Noura Abdi (Somali, Arabic, French, Portuguese) is an environmental and development professional, focused on disaster risk management, water resources and…

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Dr. Mohamed Mufti Sr. Associate

Dr. Mohamed Mufti (Arabic, English), is a Libyan public intellectual, physician and author. He has been a practicing physician in…

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Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, MPH, Ph.D. Affiliate

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Public Health, infectious disease, telemedicine, post-conflict assistance
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Lebanon, Jordan
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

Kaveh Khoshnood is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and core faculty…

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Dr. Peter Vinella Affiliate

Dr. Peter Vinella has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry as a consultant and an executive…

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Dr. Jeanette Jin Affiliate

Dr. Jeanette Jin focuses on engagements in the areas of capital markets, risk management, governance and regulation, valuation, and securities…

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