The charts are the work of Michael Field, who has been involved in the Middle East for the last 35 years.
In the 1970s and 1980s he worked in the region as a journalist for the Financial Times.
He now has his own consultancy business working for companies investing in or trading with the region.
He is the author of five books.
• A Hundred Million Dollars a Day
pub. Sidgwick & Jackson (1975)
• The Merchants – The Big Business Families of Arabia
pub. in UK by John Murray (1984), in USA by Overlook (1986)
• Inside the Arab World
pub. in UK by John Murray (1994), in USA by Harvard University Press (1995)
• Ahmed Juffali – A Life in Business
pub. in UK by Profile Books (2011)
• From Unayzah to Wall Street – The story of Suliman Saleh Olayan
pub. in UK by John Murray (2000)
• Prince Turki AlFaisal Al Saud – The Afghanistan File
pub. in UK by Arabian Publishing (2021)
The design and print of these charts are managed by David Marshall
David has worked with Michael since concept in early 2000s and is based in the UK. David assists with verifying and updating the content of the charts, whilst ensuring they also look great. David also facilitates the printing and distribution of the hard copies locally in the UK and all international orders.