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.
Laura HamiltonSenior Analyst
Laura joined Assynt in 2019. She has four years’ experience in the corporate investigations sector, as well as regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. At Assynt, Laura manages geopolitical risk and business intelligence projects. She holds an MA in War Studies (Conflict, Security & Development) and a BA in Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, both from King’s College, London. Laura is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, with elementary knowledge of French and Arabic.
James PothecarySenior Analyst
James joined Assynt in 2019. He specialises in political violence, and has over three years’ worth of experience working in political analysis and security operations. He holds a MA with Distinction in ‘Terrorism, Insurgency and Security Studies’ from the University of Leeds and is a former volunteer police officer.
Seyi IbidunniMarketing Manager
Seyi joined Falanx Assynt in 2019. Her core focus is creating and executing campaigns to drive lead generation, web traffic and conversion in line with overarching business objectives. Her previous experience ranges from conference and exhibition firms to business information and scientific publishing industries. She holds a BSc in Business Management from the University of Surrey where she achieved a 1st class, she also holds a PRINCE2 project management professional qualification.
Cara joined Assynt in 2018. Her work focuses on countries in the Middle East and the Former Soviet Union. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in International Relations in 2017 before obtaining an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy with Distinction in 2018.