About Us

Helping successful business leaders reach for new heights in the Middle East and Africa

 

EMIR provides CEOs and regional directors of multinational companies and family conglomerates with the market intelligence, governmental insights, network and HQ support needed to truly succeed in the Middle East and Africa, helping to open doors and establish networks at the very highest levels.

Our quarterly strategy membership briefings feature incisive market analysis from EMIR experts, senior government officials (EMIR Boardroom only), guest speakers and high-profile partners on issues such as the regulatory environment, talent, strategy, technology and innovation.

EMIR produces regular, high-quality, print and digital analysis on regional trends, focusing particularly on the business impact of economic, political and governmental developments in this fast-changing part of the world.

An EMIR Membership offers clients a range of services from EMIR’s HQ support service, to an in-person briefing service that brings our on-the-ground analysis on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Middle East & Africa to your senior management.

Many of the world’s most prominent companies are already clients of EMIR – their leaders find our mix of market intelligence, governmental insights, peer-to-peer networking and HQ support is an irreplaceable tool in achieving success, allowing the private sector to predict, understand and offer advice on government plans and changeable economies while showing commitment to local markets.

In addition In addition to our Membership programme, EMIR specialises in Thought Leadership, Custom Research, Peer-to-Peer evaluation, syndicated research, and government policy roundtables. EMIR’s rigorous analysis and high level global network means we are able to tap into the highest levels of government and private sector to get you specific insights on the issue that concerns you

 
EMIR provides CEOs of multinational companies and family conglomerates with the market intelligence, governmental insights, network and HQ support needed to truly succeed in the Middle East and Africa, helping to open doors and establish networks at the very highest levels.

EMIR | View from the Corner Office

 
 

Trevor McFarlane

CEO, EMIR

Emerging Markets Intelligence & Research was founded in 2013 and is run by Trevor McFarlane. Trevor is a former senior editor for MEA at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Over the last decade he has lived and worked in Istanbul, Doha, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and has become a trusted advisor to regional CEOs, their boards and senior government officials. He is a regular analyst for international media and former guest co-host of Dubai Eye FM’s Business Breakfast radio show.