William G. RichManaging Director, Senior Vice President for Public and Emerging MarketsKharon Middle East & Africa
William G. Rich leads Kharon’s operations in the greater Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. He also globally manages Kharon’s relationships with government and regulatory entities as well as research institutes. Since 2018, he has been an adjunct faculty member of Columbia University in New York.
Rich served from 2015 to 2018 as the U.S. Treasury Attaché to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s senior-most representative to the largest financial center in the greater Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Immediately prior to joining Kharon, Rich was a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where he studied issues at the intersection of technology, finance, and national security. His analysis and commentary have been published by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and WIRED.
Rich previously worked in senior policy positions in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime at Treasury. Prior to Treasury, he served in a variety of U.S. government counterterrorism roles both domestically and overseas. Rich completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.