Dr. Geoff D. Porter is the founder and president of North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in political and security risk in North Africa. North Africa Risk Consulting advises multinational corporations on the political and security contexts in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia and their impacts on the investment environments.
North Africa Risk Consulting was founded in 2010 and is located in New York.
In addition to managing North Africa Risk Consulting, Dr. Porter was an Assistant Professor at the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2013-2016. His research at West Point focused on conflict and instability and the extractive industries in North Africa and the Sahara.
Prior to establishing North Africa Risk Consulting, Dr. Porter was the Director for Middle East and Africa at a leading political risk consulting firm. In addition, he was Managing Director at a major corporate investigations and due diligence firm. Earlier in his career Dr. Porter was an assistant professor of Middle East and North Africa History at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Dr. Porter is fluent in French and Arabic (North African dialect).
Dr. Porter volunteers as an assistant coach with the U-10 New Rochelle Football Club Travel Team. He is married and the father of three sons.
Peter Seitinger joined OMV in 1988 as Petroleum Engineer. He held various technical and operational positions in the Exploration & Production Division of OMV, namely in drilling, reservoir engineering, and environmental engineering in Austria, Vietnam (HSE Superintendent and Assistant Operations Manager) and Libya (Operations Manager).
In 1999 he was assigned as Business Development and Commercial Manager of OMV in Libya, before moving 2001 to Tirana/ Albania as General Manager. In 2004 he returned to Vienna as Regional Manager for Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, then his role changed to Vice President for Business Development. In 2008 he became Vice President Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Caspian Region for OMV Exploration & Production GmbH, while also serving as Head of International Assets for OMV Petrom S.A. (Romania) at the same time. Between April 2011 and August 2014 he has been assigned to Islamabad as General Manager of OMV Pakistan Exploration GmbH and OMV Maurice Energy Limited.
Since August 2014 Peter Seitinger has been in charge of OMV’s activities in Libya as General Manager.