Richard Banks is a business development professional of more than 25 years’ experience, specialising in the Middle East.
Richard worked with a number of media companies before joining Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in 1994. On leaving Euromoney in early 1999 he founded his own business development consultancy, RMBanks & Co, which has since then worked in over 30 emerging and developed markets.
In 2002 he established a joint venture with Euromoney to develop their Middle East financial events portfolio. He remains the senior external editorial consultant to Euromoney Conferences in the Middle East and writes their conference agendas as well as chairing and moderating their regional events.
In the 15 years Richard has worked with the Middle East, he has been actively engaged with multiple government ministries, companies and investors at the highest level. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of the political, market, economic and regulatory environment in the region as well as unique character and nuances of the GCC.
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.