Raad Alkadiri is an international country risk specialist, with over 20 years of experience advising senior oil and gas industry executives and government leaders on the management of long-term investment strategies, above-ground risk mitigation, and stakeholder engagement in the energy sector. He is currently senior director at the BCG Center for Energy Impact, which provides new ideas about the future availability, economics, and sustainability of the world’s energy sources to companies and policymakers. Alkadiri has previously worked as managing director at IHS Energy and as partner and head of markets and country strategies at PFC Energy. From 2003 to 2004, he was policy adviser and assistant private secretary to the UK special representative to Iraq and later served as senior policy adviser to Her Majesty's ambassador in Baghdad from 2006 to 2007. Alkadiri holds a D.Phil. in international relations from St. Antony's College, Oxford University. A fluent Arabic speaker, he has spent extensive periods living and working in the Middle East.