Rafiq Raji is a research fellow at the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies at Nanyang Business School in Singapore. A former Africa economist at Standard Chartered in London, Dr. Raji is also an Africa expert with Euromoney Country Risk. At home in Nigeria, he writes a weekly Africa-focused column for Business Day. A former senior correspondent with London-based New African and African Banker magazines, Dr. Raji has written for Forbes Africa and Africa Investor and has been interviewed by Al Jazeera, CNBC Africa, TRT World, and the BBC. Dr.
Maryam Khansari is the General Manager at one of Iran’s top construction companies. Herison Company is one of the country’s oldest companies, working on a wide range of infrastructure projects such as industrial sites, power stations, refineries, sports complexes, sewage treatment plants, residential buildings, roads and bridges, for over sixty years.
Gary C. Jacobson is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.