Nicholas Labuschagne works as a strategy adviser tio the Government of Dubai's Media Office. He began his career as a chemical engineering consultant before enetering the derivatives markets in the City of London. 1n 1990, he worked in South Africa as a corporate strategist before moving to Dubai in 1999. In 2006 he was appointed to the Government of Dubai’s Strategic Affairs Committee. He is currently completing a degree in Terrorism Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.