Hagai M. Segal

Leading authority on geopolitical issues and strategic risk

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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.

Speech Topics

Drawing from his extensive experience and expertise, Hagai M. Segal is a much sought-after keynote speaker for conferences worldwide, including those whose core business is unrelated to geopolitical risk or security but who have come to understand the profound impacts these issues have on their operations. His talks are always compelling and challenging.

Popular speech themes include:
1. Geopolitics. Managing In Times Of Crisis – The impact of Politics in an Ever More Uncertain World on the global economy and your business.
2. What Are You Ignoring? - Why Only Looking At Economic Risk Damages Your Business.
3. New Terrorism and Global Business - The ISIS/Daesh Effect.
4. Oil & Gas – How geopolitics is driving and defining price.
5. Cyber Terror - An Assessment Of Current Trends And Their Implications For Business + The Global Economy.

Hagai’s authoritative perspective on global strategic, political and economic patterns – and years of experience as a consultant and advisor globally – makes him a valuable source of intelligence for any international organisation looking to understand, predict and minimise risks that could profoundly affect its operations.


Considering booking Hagai M. Segal for your event? You may find the following client testimonials and comments helpful. To enquire further about Hagai M. Segal for corporate and private bookings, click here or call us on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

Hagai Segal’s presentations are always excellent – intelligent, topical and thought provoking.

Paul Lyons, Group Managing Director, Ambition Group Ltd.

The latest lecture you gave for us was a complete success... Your ability to connect to such a diverse group of Bankers and Law Enforcement officials was what made the lecture such a success.

Nicholas L. Proto, Vice President and Chief Investigator - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Thank you so much for such a fascinating talk, our audience were spellbound and are still talking about it.

Rachael Over, Associate Director EMEA Events Manager - Cushman & Wakefield.

Thank you again for your sensational presentation for The Entrepreneurs' Organization New Zealand at the air base. All the forces present and all of our members are now raving fans of Hagai Segal. Your presentation rated one of the highest we have had.

Sue Fleischl, business leader and TV personality.

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