Dr. Jean-François Seznec is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. He teaches classes on finance, energy, and politics in the Persian Gulf. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Scholar at the Middle East Institute and was Board Member of the Stimson Center from 2010 to 2015. Seznec is Managing Partner of the Lafayette Group, a US-based consulting and investment company. He has 25 years' experience in international banking and finance of which ten years were spent in the Middle East.