Speaker Profile

Geoff D. Porter

Founder, Managing Director
North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Geoff D. Porter is the founder and managing director of North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in political and security risk in North Africa. North Africa Risk Consulting advises multinational corporations on the political contexts in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia and their impacts on the investment environments.

Prior to establishing North Africa Risk Consulting, Dr. Porter was the Director for Middle East and Africa at a leading political risk consulting firm. Earlier in his career Dr. Porter was an assistant professor of Middle East and North Africa History at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Dr. Porter is also an assistant professor at the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Porter received a PhD from New York University in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, an MA from NYU in Arabic Language, and a BA from the same institution in Islamic Studies. He is fluent in Arabic (including Modern Standard Arabic and North African dialect) and French.

Profile as of 1/8/15