46 years old (as of 1998), he is currently employed as a senior aerospace and defense analyst at a US-based defense think tank covering both US and international projects. A particular feature of his work is the evaluation of the interplay between technical developments of warships, weapons and sensors and the effect of such developments on naval strategy and the associated operational arts.
In the civilian sectors he has covered, oil, natural gas and chemical industries, various aspects of the product transportation and trading network, national and international infrastructure programs and other relevant sectors.
Over the last 25 years he has made innumerable contributions to a wide variety of professional journals and television programs. He has presented papers at numerous international conferences at such venues as Cannes and Bangkok and will be chairing an international naval conference on Littoral Warfare next year. During his career he has visited 43 countries, including long stays in SE Asia, and has been to sea on the warships of 21 navies.
|1972||Graduated from University of London with a BSc in Chemical Engineering|
|1972 - 1978||Worked in a naval research establishment gaining endorsement to BSc for Marine Engineering.|
|1978-1982||Employed as an analyst on the world chemical and oil tanker industry,|
|1982-1988||Systems analyst specializing in defense and naval electronics.|
|1988 - 1990||Worked for Janes Information Group as defense market analyst.|
|1990||Emigrated to USA and took up current position.|