Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa
Crispin Hawes is a Managing Director with Teneo Intelligence. Mr. Hawes has been covering political and investment risk issues in the Middle East and Africa for over 20 years. Mr. Hawes’ core specializations are hydrocarbons politics in the Gulf and political transitions in MENA states, particularly Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Libya.
In addition to two stints leading Eurasia Group’s MENA practice, Mr. Hawes has covered the region for Control Risks Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Credit Lyonnais Securities, and as a partner in Horizon, a boutique upstream oil and gas consultancy.
Mr. Hawes has worked on upstream oil and gas investment in countries from Iran to Tanzania, the emergence of Islamist groups from Senegal to Iraq, conducted equity research on companies ranging from cement producers to breweries, produced security assessments for countries across the region, and consulted with government agencies in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Germany. In terms of client bases, in addition to energy and petrochemicals, Mr. Hawes has provided consultancy services across multiple sectors, including: asset management, telecoms, insurance, consumer goods, software and heavy industry.
He has a B.A. in Arabic with Swahili, and an M.A. in Middle East Area Studies, with a specialization in Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Trends, both from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. He also studied Arabic at the University of Alexandria’s Faculty of Arts and the Taasisi ya Kiswahili na Lugha za Kigeni in Zanzibar.