Jonathan Friedman is an Assistant Director in the Due Diligence and Strategic Research practice in Stroz Friedberg’s London office. He is responsible for overseeing due diligence investigations in the Middle East and North Africa, and managing strategic research projects, including executive-level political risk workshops, security threat assessments and terrorism threat monitors.
Before joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedman held positions as a political, security and corporate risk consultant at a global risk consultancy. He began his career working in various roles on Capitol Hill, including for US Vice President Joe Biden.
Mr. Friedman is a recognised authority on Middle Eastern affairs, advising investors, government policymakers and non-profits on developments in the region. He is a sought-after speaker at business conferences and think tanks, and regularly comments in international print and broadcast media, including for the BBC, CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Friedman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. He has also studied at the Universidad de Alicante in Spain and Boğaziçi Üniversitesi in Turkey. He speaks fluent Turkish.