Head of Strategic Planning
Siamak Namazi is the Head of Strategic Planning at Crescent Petroleum. Prior to joining Crescent, he was General Manager of Access Consulting Group, a private regional energy consultancy based out of Dubai. His former positions also include helping major multinationals with feasibility studies, external affairs and issues management as a partner and CEO of Atieh Bahar Consulting, a private market research and strategic consulting firm in Iran; and developing trade and investment opportunities within the MENA region for the Noble Group. In addition, he has served stints as a fellow in the Wilson Center for International Scholars, CSIS and the National Endowment for Democracy. ??A frequent speaker in international conferences, Mr. Namazi has contributed chapters to six books. He has also appeared regularly as a commentator in the international media, including CNN International, BBC World, The Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Reuters, The New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, and Business Week.