Akin Adamson is the Middle East Director for Ricardo Energy and Environment - a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy with offices across the GCC. Ricardo E&E advises public and private sector organisations on Air Quality, Energy, Water, Waste, Transport and Climate Change strategies, technologies and operations. Previously, he was TRL’s (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory’s) Regional Director for the Middle East. Before that, he held senior consulting and Director level roles at Nokia Siemens Networks, Telstra and A.T. Kearney in the UK and Australia – with a focus on the Telecommunications, Transportation and Automotive sectors. He began his research career at London Business School in the Energy Sector and has lectured at both London Business School and the London School of Economics. He holds both UK and Australian citizenship and travels extensively throughout the Middle East region. He was educated at LSE, LBS and the University of Michigan, USA .