Michael Barron

Middle East expert

I am a Middle East Political Risk and Government Affairs expert with more than 25 years experience. I create and implement strategic approaches to political risk and government affairs issues, lead advocacy campaigns and manage stakeholder engagement with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. I worked for more than 12 years as a government relations manager for the FTSE 100 oil and gas company, BG Group. I have also developed particular expertise in the public policy issues around tax transparency and related governance challenges. I am currently an independent government affairs consultant with a portfolio of more than 25 clients. I have recently completed projects in Egypt, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Oman, Ethiopia and Ghana as well as being engaged on a project in Azerbaijan.