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Dr Alex Vines OBE

Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House; Director, Area Studies and International Law

Dr Alex Vines OBE is the Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House and director for Area Studies and International Law. He is also a senior lecturer at Coventry University.

Alex chaired the UN Panel of Experts on Côte d’Ivoire from 2005 to 2007, and was a member of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia from 2001 to 2003. Alex has worked as a UN election officer in Mozambique and Angola and served as a consultant for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and for the Economic Community of West African States. Prior to this, he worked at Human Rights Watch as a senior researcher on business and human rights.

Alex was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of his work, including founding and developing Chatham House’s Africa Programme.

Dr Alex Vines OBE