Experts & Staff


Ellie Geranmayeh

Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme
Senior Policy Fellow

Languages: English, Persian
Areas of Expertise: Europe-Iran relations; Iran nuclear deal and associated sanctions policy; Iranian foreign and domestic policy; Iran-Saudi relations

Ellie Geranmayeh is a senior policy fellow and deputy head of the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She specializes in European foreign policy in relation to Iran, particularly on the nuclear and regional dossiers and sanctions policy.

Geranmayeh advised European governments and companies on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers from 2013-2015 and continues to brief senior policy makers on how to effectively safeguard the implementation of the nuclear agreement. Her research focus also covers wider regional dynamics including post-ISIS stabilisation and geopolitical trends in the Middle East. 

She is regularly quoted by international media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and appears on CNN, Al-Jazeera and the BBC to provide commentary on regional developments.  Prior to joining ECFR, Geranmayeh worked at Herbert Smith Freehills law firm. She graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge. 


Latest from Ellie Geranmayeh

  • MiroirMAG

    11th July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh is quoted by MirroirMag about Emmanuel Macron's role in the tensions between Iran and the United States.

    Le Point

    09th July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh is quoted by Le Point about Emmanuel Macron's position in the tensions between Iran and the United States.

    New York Times

    07th July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, was quoted in an article about Iran announcing it will breach the limits on uranium enrichment set out in the JCPOA.

    Financial Times

    05th July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow, was quoted by the Financial Times in a a story about the seizure of a supertanker outside the Port of Gibraltar. 

    NPR

    02nd July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh was interviewed by NPR about the JCPOA.

    Al Jazeera

    01st July, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh spoke to Al-Jazeera about the special-purpose-vehicle, INSTEX.

    Forbes

    30th June, 2019

    An ECFR commentary by Ellie Geranmayeh and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj was quoted in this article by Forbes. 

    Al-Monitor

    28th June, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh spoke to Al-Monitor about Iran shifting to a higher-risk strategy.

    Washington Post

    27th June, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh, quoted by the Washington Post, said Europe will keep having to buy time to save the JCPOA. 

    Libération

    26th June, 2019

    Ellie Geranmayeh quoted by Libération regarding the JCPOA. 

Contact

Email: ellie.geranmayeh@ecfr.eu
Tel: +44 (0)207 227 6872

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