Trevor McFarlane


Trevor McFarlane is the Founder and Chief Analyst of Emerging Markets Intelligence & Research (EMIR) and he runs its flagship product EMIR Boardroom, the Middle East’s most influential corporate intelligence network for CEOs and government officials. Over 300 business leaders, from the region’s largest companies, subscribe to his analysis and reports while he personally advises over 100 of the Middle East’s top CEOs. Before founding EMIR, McFarlane was Senior Contributing Editor for the Gulf at The Economist Group. Prior to this, Trevor covered the Middle East & Africa at The Economist Intelligence Unit. With over a decade of experience in the Middle East—living and working in Istanbul, Doha, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Dubai—he and EMIR’s analysts have become trusted advisors to multinationals, family trading companies and regional governments. Trevor regularly speaks and moderates at conferences, presents at board and ministerial level and formerly co-hosted Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast Radio Show. He frequently offers commentary on current affairs for international media, and his analysis has been featured by the BBC, CNN, CNBC Arabia, The Economist and the Financial Times.