Michael Bessey is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Regional Representative with ASG’s Middle East and North Africa Practice, where he supports clients through research and project coordination.
Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Bessey worked in the Congressional Research Service’s Middle East and Africa section, researching and writing on U.S. foreign policy issues for members of Congress. He also worked as a research assistant at Amherst College, conducting research on Middle East history and preparing journal articles and book manuscripts for publication.
Mr. Bessey earned a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Amherst College, and studied abroad at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the American University of Beirut.
He is fluent in French and proficient in Arabic.
He is based in Dubai.