Engage A Changing Africa and Middle East

Perim Associates was founded in 2013 to meet the unique intellectual content and problem-solving needs of law firms, corporates and government agencies operating in, or expanding into Africa and the Middle East.    In one of the most complex, unpredictable and opportunity-filled regions of the world, success requires both hard-won experience, and the ability to know what questions to ask – and where to get answers.

Our services are based on regional experience, deep subject matter expertise, language and cultural fluency, and professional networks.  Our associates are all leading experts in their respective fields and geographies.   If we cannot address a problem in-house, we pride ourselves on our ability to identify who can — and quickly.  For complex projects, we typically work in multi-disciplinary teams, integrating several perspectives with native experience, for optimum insight.

We are the home of the Libya Expert Group (LEG), a Libya-focused practice that undertakes advisory to governments, corporates and NGOs on issues related to politics, economics, risk, security and culture.  We maintain a development practice, that focuses on tech-transfer to the region in the area of water, environment, diabetic retinopathy and emergency medicine, in partnership with EyePACS and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), through the Institute for Global Emergency Care, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

We work with a small number of partners, including Zillwood Design Works, and Darf Publishers to provide striking web-design and publishing services, in many regional languages. 

For inquiries or to schedule a complimentary consult, please contact us on info@perimassociates.com, or through the contact form on this site.   We look forward to hearing from you.

Ethan Chorin, Ph.D., CEO
Perim Associates, LLC

Dr. Ethan Chorin is CEO of Perim Associates, and an expert in the politics and economics of North Africa, East Africa and the Gulf States. He has managed major research and development efforts in the UAE, the Horn of Africa, Algeria and South Africa. He has been a business developer for Shell Oil, a US diplomat posted to Libya an the UAE, and was subsequently a government relations executive for DP World. Chorin is the author of two books on Libya, and his work on the broader region has appeared in the New York Times, BBC, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Prospect and others. Chorin holds a research associate position at SOAS, and is a past fellow at the Yale School of Management. He holds a PhD from U.C. Berkeley in Agriculture and Resource Economics, and a BA from Yale University in Near Eastern Literatures.

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