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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Speaks Arabic, English, Spanish, Turkish

International Affairs Expert: Research, Strategy, Business Development

Süha is an engineer, a businessman, and a research professional working at the intersection of technology, policy, and international affairs.

Trusted by senior management to find a clear path forward in dynamic, high-risk situations, Süha has a singular mix of broad cross-industry expertise combined with end-to-end project management and negotiation skills necessary to prioritize, execute, and consistently surpass strategic targets.

He has almost two decades of experience in building long-term relationships with C-suite executives, working on complex projects, and strategic partnerships supported by research and collaboration with stakeholders in key emerging countries. His focus areas are defense technologies and their impact on the changing nature of warfare in the 21st century.

With experience in business development, go-to-market strategy, and project portfolio management across four continents, Süha’s interests are in geopolitics, security, and technological development in key emerging countries.

He honed his strategic planning skills with management of multimillion-dollar business operations while gaining expertise in the enabling role of information technology for development and security. Throughout his career, Süha managed projects in defence, telecoms, IT, banking, and travel & transport industries.

Having graduated with an MA degree in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Süha graduated summa cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies from American University in Dubai. Prior to this, he earned his MBA degree with specialization in Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets, and the B.Eng. degree in Computer Science with specialisation in AI.

Süha is open to new opportunities in research, strategy development, and consultancy.

Please view his scholarly and professional publications on http://tufts.academia.edu/SerhatCubukcuoglu.
Questions I can answer:
What is the economic climate in Turkey for investment?
What are prospects for offshore energy development in the Eastern Mediterranean?
What is the geopolitics of Syrian civil war?
What are the ramifications of Turkey's Middle Eastern policy?
What are business prospects in Saudi Arabia and/or the UAE?


Experience
Axis • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Senior Researcher

2019 - Present (10 months)
IBM • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Customer Success Manager, MEA

2009 - 2019 (10 years, 1 month)
nPlusOne • United Kingdom (UK)

Senior Software Engineer

2002 - 2008 (6 years, 4 months)

Education
Master of Arts, International Relations

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

2013 - 2015
Certificate, Middle Eastern Studies

American University in Dubai

2012 - 2013
MBA, Business Administration

University of Edinburgh Business School

2006 - 2009
B.Eng, Computer Science

University of Edinburgh School of Informatics

1997 - 2001