Simon is the Chairman of the Tacitus Group and a co-founder of Tacitus Consultants. After a classical education at Harrow School and Oxford University he qualified as a solicitor and has been advising clients on investment in frontier and emerging markets for 20 years. Prior to establishing the Tacitus Group he was a partner in a US law firm advising clients on inward and outward investment in the Middle East, Africa and the Asian sub-continent. He has extensive experience in investment advisory, corporate finance and M&A in a wide range of sectors, including real estate, energy, mining, healthcare, technology, FMCG and hospitality. He has advised prominent institutional and high net worth investors. Previously he established a fund management business in the Dubai International Financial Centre to manage a private real estate investment trust and acted as its COO and General Counsel. Based in Dubai, Simon is an avid traveler, reader and pundit.