Dr. Cyril Widdershoven is Founder and Owner.
Dr. Cyril Widdershoven is director and founder of Verocy. He is a long-time observer of the global energy market and presently holds several advisory positions with international think tanks in the Middle East and energy sectors in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He earned his post graduate degrees at King’s College, University of London, Dept. of War Studies, and an MA in Middle East Studies at Nijmegen Uiversity, Netherlands.
Main focus of his work has been on geopolitical risks, terrorism, fundamentalism and military/ defense related issues in the MENA region. He held several senior publishing positions in leading energy publications such as Afroil, Middle East Oil and Gas, and North Africa Oil and Gas Magazine Cairo, and he continues to oversee the Mediterranean Energy Political Risk Consultancy.
Dr. Widdershoven worked on M&A operations in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and Iran, he studied the pipeline operations in Libya, Algeria, Nigeria and Turkey, and he assessed risk for institutional investors and banks in Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iraq, all while advising the Dutch government and international organizations on related issues.
In earlier career assignments, he held positions at Capgemini Consulting (Principal Consultant Centre of Excellence Oil and Gas International (Calgary, Canada), Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (Senior Manager, Oil & Gas), and as Senior Financial Analyst Oil & Gas Sector FDA, where he managed and advised the oil and gas department on equity and bond markets.
Dr. Widdershoven has throughout his career lived and worked in numerous Middle East countries, with a home base in Egypt, where he was Head of Investment and Research at ARTOC Group for Investment and Development in Cairo. He is also has founded North Africa’s first English language oil and gas monthly North Africa Oil and Gas Magazine, now called Petroleum Africa, and was one of the founders of the Middle East Oil Gas Newsletter and Africa Oil Newsletter at Newsbase (UK).