Robert Willock

MENA Director & Regional General Manager, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers. He is also the Regional General Manager and leads the EICN teams and programmes across Johannesburg, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Tokyo.

Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.

He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.

Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Expertise

Middle East, Africa

Specialist subjects Specialist subjects

Economics, Trade Policy, International Relations, Politics

Languages Languages


Location Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates