Meet the GCSA team

Mr. Robert Babak Madadi Howard

Babak Madadi is the CEO of Centre For Global Strategic Analysis. In recent years Babak has been providing reports, briefings and consultancy for various government and commercial interests. Since 2005 Babak’s main research focus has been on energy and food security with its wider economic, geopolitical and defence implications. His recent public reports have covered the wider global implications arising from the food security challenges of Saharan OPEC. He is committed to providing help and advice to senior decision maker in these increasingly uncertain times.

He is a trained public speaker and was the President of a Pfizer Toastmasters International branch for 3 years. On the 18th Of April he will be presenting a talk at the Energy Institute on the impact of Phosphate depletion on the global trade in food and energy.

Ms Mary Howard
Arbitrator-Oil & Gas Law

International Commercial Arbitrator, Secretary of the SEB CIArb (South East branch), LLM, PGD in Oil & Gas Law, FCIArb, MIBA, MCMI, Mbiicl, GradEI, M.Inst.Pa. MSSSPG.

Ms. M. Howard is a Qualified International Arbitrator specializing in Oil and Gas Law.

A major challenge in international interactions is the cultural barrier between western customs, attitudes and those of other parts of the world, for example the Middle East.

With a deep understanding of both cultures it is possible to understand not just what is happening on the surface but the thought processes of various parties. Equally important is an understanding of what works best and what does not work on each side.

Ms. Howard has extensive experience in legal consulting, training, advice, writing/editing contracts and advocacy including the High Courts of Justice in London with extensive negotiation and out of court settlement skills. She is the Secretary of the South East Branch of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators. In addition to Masters level academic training in writing awards and contracts, posses hands on practical experience in legal procedures, including Claim handling and case management.

Ms. K. Gillet
Finance Manager

Before joining the team Ms. Gillet had spent 28 years in the finance sector, gaining experience working for a major high street bank. Serving as a Finance Manager she managed budgets, forecasts and provided financial reports. Ms Gillet is the company’s accounts and admin Manager.