Teamwork

Our team consists of professional analysts and advisors with profound knowledge and specific expertise in relevant target regions due to long-term work experience in respective geographies and equipped with extensive networks and local contacts. We have access to valuable information to critical areas and deep insights into market inherent risk factors which are analyzed by our experienced team and supported by unique external expert resources, if needed.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner

Gregor Pannike worked for the German Federal Foreign Office in the Embassy in Sana’a Yemen and later on he worked as an attorney-at-law in private practice within the Middle East and Africa. Before joining Agema Analysts he worked as a general counsel for a reputable family conglomerate in the UAE for 8 years. He has more than 15 years of profound advisory experience in the field of legal  structuring, investment and market entry, corporate, commercial and transactions as well as political and economic analysis within the Middle East and Africa.

Gregor Pannike

Managing Partner

Parastu Aghai

Founder of Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei

Parastu Aghai (Rechtsanwältin), is founder of the Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei in Hamburg, Germany and Attorney of Agema Analysts. Prior establishing Aghai, she was working for a period of 8 years in the United Arab Emirates as a legal counsel and gained valuable experience in different sectors. She has vast experience in corporate and commercial transactions within the Middle East and Europe. She is further a certified compliance officer and has advised companies on compliance matters.

Parastu Aghai

Founder of Agema Analysts Rechtsanwaltskanzlei

Jerome Okolo

Senior Advisor for Economic & Political Risk, Intelligence Analysis

Jerome Okolo is the General Secretary of the National Think Tank for Nigeria, a member of the Nigeria Economic Study Group and has been a consultant to the World Bank & author of the World Bank “Nigerian Power Sector Case Study, 2015”. Also Chaired programs for Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs including Gulf of Guinea Security and Niger Delta Security & development Conferences. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with International Companies in Joint Ventures, partnerships and in advisory capacities.

Jerome Okolo

Senior Advisor for Economic & Political Risk, Intelligence Analysis

Dr. Ghassan Azhari

Of counsel for Institutional & Corporate Risk

Dr. Ghassan Azhari worked for the German Consulate General in Miami (USA). Later on he worked as an attorney-at-law in private practice in Germany with a strong focus on corporate bankruptcy and taxation. In 2005 Ghassan opened his law firm in Dubai where he is advising corporate clients and high net worth individuals.

Dr. Ghassan Azhari

Of counsel for Institutional & Corporate Risk

Stefan Müller

Senior Advisor For Institutional & Corporate Risk

Stefan Müller is the founder of the law firm Müller with its headquater in Lörrach and has offices in Freiburg and Stuttgart. He has more than ten years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions including cross-border transactions between Germany and Switzerland. The focus of his work is to give advice to national and international projects with regard to finance and tax law. He is certified as an advisor for business succession by ZentUma (center for business succession at Mannheim).

Stefan Müller

Senior Advisor For Institutional & Corporate Risk

Rupert Merson

Lead Advisor for Family Business Succession Planning & Family Governance

Rupert Merson is a leading authority on the management of growth, particularly in owner-managed, entrepreneurial and family businesses.  As an experienced consultant and facilitator Rupert has worked with clients on a broad range of problems including governance, strategy, ownership, remuneration, succession and organisation development.  He has worked on business assignments for businesses in the UK, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.

Rupert Merson

Lead Advisor for Family Business Succession Planning & Family Governance