Dr. Ethan Chorin Director, Founding Partner

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Strategic Communications, Development Economics, Technology & Development
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, The Gulf States, The Horn of Africa
  • CONTACT:
    chorin@perimassociates.com

Dr. Ethan Chorin is Perim Associates’ Founding Partner.  A former U.S. diplomat posted to Libya from 2004-2006, Chorin was Head…

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Mr. Hassan Bouhadi Director, Ex-Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Finance, Public Sector Management, Engineering Processes
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, The Gulf
  • CONTACT:
    bouhadi@perimassociates.com

Mr. Hassan Bouhadi is a British-Libyan executive with 18 years’ experience leading public-sector institutions and the Middle East/Africa business units…

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Mr. Omar Benhalim Management Director

Since immigrating to the US in the late 1970s, Omar Benhalim has overseen the management and operations of corporate facilities…

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Col. Wolfgang Pusztai Director

  • 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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Ms. Heather Astbury Director

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Communications, Corporate Strategy
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    UAE and the Gulf, UK, South Africa
  • CONTACT:
    astbury@perimassociates.com

Ms. Astbury has spent many years as a senior communications executive and strategist in the UK and the Middle East.…

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Ms. Jodi Cahn Director

Ms. Cahn has experience both as a corporate trainer and filmmaker.  Jodi began her work in film at Francis Ford…

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Ambassador Dinkar Srivastava Director, Former Ambassador of India to Libya, Iran, Pakistan

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    cross border transactions, oil & gas, manufacturing
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya, Middle East and South Asia
  • CONTACT:
    srivastava@perimassociates.com

Ambassador (Retired) Dinkar Prakash Srivastava is career veteran of the Indian Foreign Service, specializing in the Middle East and North…

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Ms. Azza Maghur Director

  • 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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Dr. Amal Obeidi Director; Political Scientist/ Economist

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Libya, North Africa
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Politics, political risk, economics, political economy
  • CONTACT:
    obeidi@perimassociates.com

Amal S M Obeidi is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics at…

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Ambassador Lange Schermerhorn Director

  • 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 Director

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Egypt, Pol-Mil Affairs, Political Economy of the Middle East
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Egypt, Iraq, North Africa
  • 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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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 Director

  • 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. Jean-Luc Bernard Director, Morocco

  • 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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Mr. Geoffrey Milton Director

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Investment banking
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    The Gulf States, Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan
  • 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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Mr. Mark Hope Director

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

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

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Mr. Francis Ghilès Director

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

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

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Ms. Noura Abdi Sr. 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 Director

  • SPECIALIZING IN:
    Libyan Culture and History, Medical Policy, Medicine
  • COVERING THE AREAS OF:
    Libya
  • CONTACT:
    info@perimassociates.com

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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