Andrew Farrand

“The Middle East and North Africa is one of the hardest places for investors to make headway because every country is more complex than the next, but each one in profoundly unique ways. I leverage my years of experience and my networks across the region to help Horizon Engage’s clients understand the personalities and trends driving events, so they can better anticipate what’s coming and build the relationships needed to thrive.”

Andrew Farrand

ANDREW’S story

Andrew G. Farrand is Horizon Engage’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa. 

He has nearly two decades of experience helping outside investors and organizations to navigate the region’s unfamiliar, frequently challenging contexts to achieve their goals.

Andrew also serves as Horizon Engage’s lead researcher for Algeria, where he lived and worked from 2013 to 2020. Among his many projects there, he hosted Andi Hulm, Algeria’s first entrepreneurship reality television show. He is the author of The Algerian Dream: Youth and the Quest for Dignity (2021), a first-person analysis of the origins and implications of Algeria’s 2019 Hirak uprising.

He also previously worked or studied in Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco and has traveled extensively throughout the region.

Andrew is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a former Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His research focuses on the interactions between energy, politics, economics and foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa.

He holds degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne’s School of Management and speaks French, Arabic and intermediate German. Originally from the United States, he is currently based in Germany.