Richard Banks is the Principal at RM Banks & Co. Richard specializes in developing and implementing content-led marketing projects for governments, financial institutions and GREs & private sector companies. In addition to his private work Richard is consultant director of Euromoney Conferences' business in the MENA region. He is responsible for setting conference agendas, working directly with Euromoney's group of high-level government and private sector partners and chairing many of the conferences personally. He is also consultant director of Euromoney Conferences' online business and the events business of Petroleum Economist. Richard has been a consultant to the European Union, UNCTAD, MIGA, and the Commonwealth in investment promotion and country marketing. He has a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University.