Dr. Ali Bahaijoub

Dr. Ali Bahaijoub is a thought leader, lecturer, writer, journalist, and academic who has written numerous studies and feature articles on Africa, the Arab World, Europe, and international organizations. He also regularly comments on various current global issues for BBC Radio and TV, CNN, MBC, ANB, France24, TF2, 2M, RTM, PressTV, and other international networks.

He was the first Arab-African President of the London Foreign Press Association (1987-1989), the oldest press club in the world (founded in 1888), and he was Vice-Chairman of the British-Moroccan Society since its foundation 44 years ago.

Since 2007, he has been editor-in-chief of the global online daily northsouthnews.com, the international global news, and current affairs magazine “North-South” (www.northsouthmag.com) and Africa News Agency (www.africanewsagency.co.uk) as well as director-general of the center for Euro-Mediterranean and African Studies (www.cemas.org.uk).  He is also chairman of the Association for International Travel and Tourism (www.aitt.london) or (www.aitt.org.uk)

Dr. Bahaijoub received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics (LSE), University of London, United Kingdom in 1988 in History and International Relations. He writes academic papers and feature articles and comments on international topics in English, French, and Arabic.  He is author of the recently published book Western Sahara Conflict: Historical, Regional, and International Dimensions. He is also editor and co-author with Guy Arnold of Encyclopaedia of Africa (North-South Books, 2014).

Angelo Greco

Angelo Greco is an internationally-renowned European law enforcement specialist, having worked for the Italian Ministry of the Interior for more than 40 years, having held high-level positions of responsibility and expertise. He was instrumental in numerous international cooperation agreements aimed at coordinating the fight against drug trafficking, human trafficking, and international terrorism. He was seconded by his ministry to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and assigned as an expert advisor in Morocco, Libya, Algeria, and Albania. He graduated in Law from the University of Bologna, in Political Science from the University of Padua and the National Police Academy in Rome. He also takes a special interest in the security of cyber networks and telecommunications.

Steven Fleischmann

Dr. Fleischmann has specialized in economic and security risk, trends, and mitigation in the private sector for over 20 years. He is an expert in the energy sector worldwide, as well as a focus on emerging technology and international telecommunications. Dr. Fleischmann worked in and for the United States government and as an advisor for more than 25 years, helping governments and multilateral organizations develop operations, security and technology programs. His academic research focuses on authority and power, and his doctoral thesis, The Wars Within The War, dissected a failing state in civil war to see how violence disrupts social and psychological order, makes identity fluid and becomes terrorism. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The Johns Hopkins University, with additional specializations in international economic

Dr. Julius Pretterebner

Julius is the CEO of the company FIDEO GROUP GmbH located near Stuttgart, Germany. FIDEO GROUP focuses on disruptive innovations and strategic insight at the security, energy and health sector. He brings 25 years of energy & transport technology experience.

Prior he was a Director in the Global Oil Group of IHS CERA where he introduced the Driving the Future Forum (oil & transport).

Prior to IHS CERA, Julius spent several years as a technology manager at Daimler responsible for new technologies, alternative fuels and innovation management.

Prior to that, Julius was for several years marketing and sales leader in Central Europe for MCC Fagor, a Spanish industrial group.

Julius holds a doctoral degree in plasma physic and radio frequency technology at the Technical University of Stuttgart. He also holds a graduated business administration engineer at the FTHW Berlin, a graduated communication technology engineer at the Technical University of Vienna and a engineer for electric & electronic at the HTL Rankweil in Austria.