Dirk Siebels

Senior Analyst
Risk Intelligence, Denmark

Dirk Siebels is a Senior Analyst at Risk Intelligence, a Denmark-based security intelligence company where he is responsible for analysis on countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

He holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich in London. His research largely concentrates on maritime security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, including the role of ports and maritime trade, IUU fishing, offshore energy production and the evolution of private maritime security providers.

Dirk has contributed to a number of research projects, including the annual State of Piracy report published by Oceans Beyond Piracy (now renamed as Stable Seas). He is an academic advisor for the Turkish Navy’s Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Istanbul and part of the expert network for CEMLAWS Africa, a thinktank based in Accra, Ghana.