Z/Yen conducts an irregular series of short webinars, CommunityZ Chest, featuring people from its various communities and clubs, viz. technology, financial services, civil society, and business. These webinars provide an opportunity to meet people from the wider CommunityZ, to share ideas, and to make connections.
This CommunityZ Chest features the former British diplomat Edmund Fitton-Brown. Edmund graduated from Cambridge University and joined the Foreign Service in 1984. His career included postings in Finland, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Italy and the United Arab Emirates; and culminated as Ambassador for Yemen. He joined the United Nations in 2017 as an Expert with the ISIL/Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team before taking over as Coordinator of the Team in January 2018. He speaks Arabic and is best known as a specialist in the Middle East, regional security and counter-terrorism. In his present position, he is based in New York and also functions as the UN’s principal authority on the global threat posed by ISIL and Al-Qaida.