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Nasser H. Saidi

Leading MENA Economist


"A major priority for regional economic
development is the growth of the Middle
East's bond and money markets."

About Nasser H. Saidi

Nasser Saidi is a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA and Co-Chair of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an institution of the World Bank driving global corporate governance reforms. He is Chairman of the regional Clean Energy Business Council, promoting clean energy solutions and policies in the MENA countries. In 2013, he was named among the 50 most influential Arabs in the World by The Middle East magazine, for the fourth consecutive year.

He is the author of numerous articles and has written a number of books and publications addressing macroeconomic, capital market development and international economic issues in the MENA region, Lebanon, the GCC countries and is the author of “Corporate Governance in the MENA countries: Improving Transparency & Disclosure”. His research interests include macroeconomics, financial market development, payment systems and international economic policy, corporate governance, clean energy and information and communication technology (ICT).

Dr Saidi holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester in the USA, a M.Sc. from University College, London University and a B.A. from the American University of Beirut.