Oliver gained a BA (Hons) in Arabic with Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from Durham University, UK.
Oliver began his career with OBG in 2005 as a Country Editor, working in Oman, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, before being promoted to Managing Editor for the Middle East in 2007, and then taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief in 2017. In this position, he oversees all editorial output across OBG's various platforms, as well as managing the company’s Advisory and Thought Leadership business.
Oliver makes frequent appearances in the global media, is a regular contributor to BBC World News and participates in numerous high-level economic conferences around the world. He has also lectured at a number of universities in the UK, including Oxford University, Kings College London, SOAS and University College London.
When not buried in current affairs, or the economics and politics of the Middle East, Oliver enjoys music, theatre, fitness and is a keen horseman.
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