Biography of Olivier Guitta, CEO and Founder of GlobalStrat


Olivier Guitta is the Managing Director of GlobalStrat, a geopolitical risk and security consultancy firm with a regional specialisation on Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he has built a reliable and extensive source network.

Olivier has been ranked in the Top 250 terrorism experts in the world, Top 500 National Security and Top 500 Maghreb experts.

He has briefed the UK Home Office, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the European Union, the United States Congress, NATO, the Swedish, the Belgian Foreign Ministry and the UAE Foreign and Defence ministries, as well as US presidential candidates, SOCOM and Europol. He has addressed the US Congress, the Parliaments of the United Kingdom, the European Union and Bosnia. He is a regular speaker at international security conferences and has lectured at the National Defense University and the Joint Special Operations University.

His clients include governments in Europe, Africa and the Middle East along large multinationals, Sovereign Wealth Funds, asset managers and large law firms. He regularly briefs Chief Security Officers from the largest companies in the world.        

His writings on geopolitics and security issues have been published in a range of prestigious outlets, including The Times, Le Monde, Forbes, The Daily Beast, World Affairs, Weekly Standard, Jane’s Weekly, National Post, National Interest, The National, Valeurs Actuelles, Le Temps (Switzerland). 

Olivier appears very often on numerous international broadcast outlets including the BBC, CNN, Sky News, NBC, CNBC, ITN, ABC Radio, France 24, Canadian TV, Fox News and NPR. 

He was until July 2014 the Director of Research at the Henry Jackson Society, a British foreign policy think tank, where he was responsible for setting the strategic agenda for the research department and overseeing the Society’s academic focus, as well as conducting his own research on geopolitics in the MENA region. 

Born in Morocco, raised in Spain and France and educated in Cologne and Paris, Olivier spent twelve years, working as a Portfolio Manager for two financial firms in the USA. Following the attacks of September 11th 2001, he left the world of finance to work as a geopolitics and risk analysis consultant for large multinationals and governments alike first in Washington DC and then France, before joining The Henry Jackson Society in London in 2013.

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