Hakim B.

MENA Political risk and Security Analyst, Crisis and security management

Bachelor's DegreeUniversité d'Alger

United States


I am a professional analyst with nine years of experience in critical analysis and security/crisis management. In my former position as Regional Security Advisor for NYA International, and current position as the Chief Analyst / Chief Research Officer for MEA Risk, I collect and deliver critical information on political, social, economic and security unrest in Africa from open source media and personal sources to various customers. I also provide analyses and projections on political stability. I hold a Bachelor's degree in translation and interpreting, but I have been working in security all my professional career. I speak French, English, Arabic, Spanish and Amazigh. As a security manager and Operations Liaison Coordinator, I worked in high risk areas such as the Sahara Desert and Hassi Messaoud, in Algeria. I worked for Control Risks and several clients of the company, including Baker Hughes, British Gas and General Electric, and then Turbomach Caterpillar. In this role, I successfully implemented and enforced security and journey management procedures, I raised security awareness among employees, preventing them from being caught up in a number of incidents, and saved the companies money by reevaluating their security needs and updating their vendors’ list. In 2013, I became a regional security advisor for Cummins, where I was part of a dynamic team of security professionals. I conducted several vulnerability assessments and provided critical political and security analysis, as well as crisis management response to employees in the North African region, keeping them safe during their travels to the region. I am a natural multitasker, and can easily work under pressure. My interpersonal skills, confidence and tactfulness helped me further my career and build relationships for my former and current employers.


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • africa
  • anti-poverty / social justice
  • algeria
  • libya
  • tunisia
  • nigeria
  • mozambique
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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