Banks has an international reputation as a Middle East expert and GCC (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf) regional insider with over 15 years of experience working with government ministries, companies and investors.
Nick Judd, Founder and Head of Investment at 90 North said: “Richard is highly respected in the Middle East for his deep knowledge of the region and appreciation for its unique character. As our new ambassador in the Middle East, he’s a very welcome addition to our team and he’ll play an important role in further developing 90 North activity in the region.”
Richard Banks, Board Adviser at 90 North, commented: “I’m very happy to be joining 90 North and to be advising the company’s Board on the development of business partnerships in the region. The economic, political and regulatory landscape continues to evolve and for companies such as 90 North with a long history in the Middle East, this is an exciting time with considerable opportunities.”
In addition to his new role at 90 North, Banks holds several directorships and non-executive positions, including as a regional advisor at Euromoney, the specialist publisher and global conference organiser, and as a partner at Soling Partners, the Middle East investment advisory firm. Richard is a non-executive board director of Lincoln College International, a British education services provider with substantial operations in Saudi Arabia and China.
Richard has a BA (MA) Hons in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Christ Church, Oxford University.