Leo is an editor for zenith, a Berlin-based magazine focusing on politics, culture, and economy of the extended Middle East. A political scientist by training, he holds an MSc in State, Society and Development from SOAS, University of London and previously received a BA in European Studies from Bremen University. Leo has gained professional experience as a business consultant, in an NGO, and has done a traineeship as a speech writer in the Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament. Apart from writing, Leo is currently working with the think-and-do-tank Candid Foundation, based in Berlin. He has reported from countries as diverse as Pakistan, Bulgaria, Russia, and Qatar.