Charles HollisManaging Director
Charles joined Falanx Assynt as Managing Director in July 2017. After graduating from Oxford with a Degree in PPE, Charles spent fourteen years serving at home and overseas with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He has worked in Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York. Charles has led client projects on market entry, business intelligence and investigations as well as political risk and government affairs issues.
Chris DellCommercial Director
Chris joined Assynt in 2017. He has over 12 years’ professional experience in the intelligence analysis and consulting sector with Drum Cussac and G4S Risk Management. He holds a 1st class MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from Kings College, London. Chris heads up the commercial and customer side of the Assynt business.
Alexander SehmerDirector, Geopolitical Intelligence
Alex joined Assynt in 2018. He has more than 12 years’ experience in journalism and political risk analysis with a focus on the Middle East. He has worked for Al Jazeera and ITV News and is a former editor of the Jamestown Terrorism Monitor. He co-founded the Claritage Emerging Markets research consultancy and holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS.
Dan ArensonSenior Analyst
Dan Arenson manages both business intelligence and political and security risk projects. He previously worked as a risk and intelligence analyst at an international telecoms firm, providing regular security assessments, market entry analysis and due diligence reports with special emphasis on the Middle East and Former Soviet Union. He holds a BA in Russian and French from the University of Oxford, and is fluent in both languages.