Renowned for his ability to explain and contextualise constantly evolving global political events and crises, Hagai M. Segal one of the world’s leading authorities on geopolitical and strategic issues, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. For over 15 years he has advised, consulted and briefed a vast array of key institutions and companies including the US Federal Reserve, the Metropolitan Police, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie Bank and Securities, KPMG, Marriott Hotels and Qantas. He has also participated in Middle East peace negotiations.
Hagai’s specialist areas include:
• Global Geopolitics
• Middle East Affairs
• Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
• Politically-Motivated Cyber Threats
• Strategic Risk
His work enables businesses and organisations to easily understand, interpret and anticipate the complex risks and crises impacting on our increasingly globalised world, and helps them to ensure they are best placed to mitigate their harm, and in some instances, profit from them.
At the centre of what Hagai does best is his unique ability to look beyond the obvious headlines or superficial news analyses, and pinpoint pivotal connections between international scenarios as they unfold. He uses these valuable insights to deliver highly topical keynote speeches on an international stage, helping corporations, financial institutions, business groups, NGOs, police forces and security agencies make sense of the increasingly complicated and globalised world in which we live.
Hagai lectures at New York University in London, is a visiting lecturer at Regents University, London and serves on the London First Security and Resilience Advisory Board and the Global Risk Network Executive Advisory Committee. He is also a United Nations Alliance of Civilisations recognised expert.
A self-proclaimed 'global citizen' Hagai M. Segal was born in the Middle East, grew up in the UK and has lived in Belgium, South Africa, and Australia. With his highly engaging style and fascinating content, which draws on his vast experience, high-level knowledge and specific data, he provides an astute, contemporary and dynamic insight into the hottest local and global political trends and quantifies the strategic and economic impacts on specific businesses and sectors.