North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc. is a political risk firm specializing in North Africa & the Sahara. NARCO has extensive experience helping firms navigate Maghreb markets. Recent events in North Africa and the Sahara have heightened the need to understand political circumstances, their trajectories and implications for the business environment.
NARCO was founded by Dr. Geoff D. Porter. Prior to establishing NARCO, Dr. Porter served as Director of Middle East and Africa at a global political risk consultancy. Previously, Dr. Porter was a professor of Middle East and North Africa history. Dr. Porter holds a PhD in Middle East and Islamic Studies, a Masters in classical Arabic and a BA in Islamic Studies.
He has published widely in the media and in specialized industry publications. His Arabic translations as well as several op-eds have appeared in The New York Times.
Dr. Porter is fluent in Arabic (including North African dialect) and French. He has lived and worked throughout the Maghreb over the last two decades.