Our Team

Our team is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated professionals in over 18 different countries. SGV is able to provide tailored, rapid, and comprehensive solutions due to our experts and source networks in key industries across North Africa, Southern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.


cenk sidar, president

Cenk Sidar, President and Founder of SGV, has extensive experience in international security and project management. Cenk is also an accomplished author and frequent contributor to media outlets like CNN and Bloomberg News regarding Turkish political affairs.

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bo friddell, managing director

Bo joined as Managing Director of Sidar Global in April, 2017. He was previously the Associate Director of Research for SGV, and has extensive on-site project and research management experience in MENA and Central America.