Daesh has now firmly displaced al-Qaeda as the leader of the global jihadist movement having solidified its position in Iraq and Syria, made significant inroads in North Africa and is making its presence felt elsewhere in the region. How far can Daesh progress? What obstacles must it overcome? How do its priorities differ from one country to another? And what are the implications for businesses operating in the region?
Mr Tim Williams , Managing Director, Stirling Assynt, UK
After joining Stirling Assynt in 2009, Tim became Director, Political & Security Risk in March 2011. While responsible for the Assynt Report and bespoke political and security risk projects, he presided over a significant growth in the business. On acquisition by Falanx Group Ltd in May 2013, Tim was appointed Managing Director of Stirling Assynt and is responsible for profit and loss across all the company's business lines. Tim previously worked at the Society of British Aerospace Companies, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and in a defence policy role for the Conservative Party. He has lectured widely on security issues, including at RSMF, the NATO School and Wilton Park, and remains an Associate Fellow of RUSI.