Nader Mousavizadeh joined Oxford Analytica as Chief Executive Officer on 7 September, 2010. Mr. Mousavizadeh was previously founder and managing director of Archipelago Partners, a geostrategic advisory firm. Prior to establishing Archipelago Partners, Mr Mousavizadeh was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, working in the Financial Industries M&A group in New York, and latterly based in Europe with a number of global client relationships. Before entering the private sector, he served at the United Nations, where he was Special Assistant to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and a UN Political Officer in Bosnia- Herzegovina.
A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford where he received his M.Phil. in International Relations from Christ Church College, Mr Mousavizadeh received his MBA as a Sloan Fellow at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Elected a 2001 Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, he writes a monthly column on global affairs for Reuters, and is a widely published contributor of essays and articles to The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Times of London, Newsweek, The New Republic,Foreign Policy amongst other publications.