Siamak Namazi is a Middle East specialist whose career spans the investment, think-tank and non-profit worlds. He is General Manager of Access Consulting Group, an energy consultancy based in Dubai, and Founding Executive Board Member of the non-profit International Association of Iranian Managers (I-Aim). His past experience includes developing investment opportunities for the Noble Group and serving as the CEO of Atieh Bahar Consulting. He was a Fellow in the Wilson Center for International Scholars, CSIS and the National Endowment for Democracy. A contributor to international publications and conferences on Middle Eastern political and economic issues, he has written chapters in six books. He appears regularly as a commentator in the media, including CNN International, BBC, FT, Times, Fortune Magazine, Forbes, Reuters, The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post and Business Week. He holds an MBA from the London Business School where he received the Students Award; an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from Rutgers University; and, a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.