Oliver Cornock


“Consistently posting an average GDP growth rate that would be the envy of many developed economies, the markets Oxford Business Group covers cannot and indeed should not be ignored. Diversification of revenue streams, enhancing the role of the private sector and youth unemployment are just three examples of near-universal challenges. However, alongside these come significant opportunities; it is identifying and exploring what these are, as well as understanding the challenges, that makes my job so interesting." 

  • Photo of Oliver Cornock, OBG Editor-in-Chief


Oliver gained a BA (Hons) in Arabic with Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from Durham University, UK.   

Work History 

Oliver began his career with OBG in 2005 as a Country Editor, working in Oman, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, before being promoted to Managing Editor for the Middle East in 2007, and then taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief in 2017. In this position, he oversees all editorial output across OBG's various platforms, as well as managing the company’s Advisory and Thought Leadership business.

Oliver makes frequent appearances in the global media, is a regular contributor to BBC World News and participates in numerous high-level economic conferences around the world. He has also lectured at a number of universities in the UK, including Oxford University, Kings College London, SOAS and University College London. 

When not buried in current affairs, or the economics and politics of the Middle East, Oliver enjoys music, theatre, fitness and is a keen horseman. 

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