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Nasser Al Saidi

The chief economist at the DIFC and head of Hawkamah hobnobs with powerful regional and international industry players.

May 17, 2009 4:40 by

Nasser Al Saidi is the chief economist at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Executive Director of Hawkamah – The Institute of Corporate Governance.

Prior to this, Al Saidi served as the Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry of Lebanon from 1998-2000. He was also the first vice-governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon between 1993 and 2003.

He is a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and has served as economic adviser and director for various government organizations, central banks and financial institutions in the Middle East, Europe, and Central and Latin America.

Al Saidi also pursued a career as an academic, and was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Geneva), the Université de Genève, and the American University of Beirut (AUB).


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