Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Leading MENA Economist

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi is the Deputy Chairman of Eureeca Capital and Co-Chair of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development's MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary & Financial Institutions Forum as well as the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an institution of the World Bank.

"Dr. Saidi is an Expert on the Economics of the Middle East"

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  • Oil Market
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Monetary Policy
  • Tax/Fiscal Policy
  • Crowdfunding
  • GCC Economics & Finance


He presents in English.

How he presents

His blend of research and business experience translates into powerful and pragmatic advice. Dr. Saidi is passionate about international economic issues in the MENA region.

Books & Media

  • Growth, Destruction and the Challenges of Reconstruction: Macroeconomic Essays on Lebanon
  • Economic Consequences of the War in Lebanon


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In Detail

Dr. Saidi was the Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry of Lebanon between 1998 and 2000. He was the first Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon for two successive mandates. He was a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy for two mandates. He was a private banker and served as an economic adviser and director to a number of central banks and financial institutions in Arab countries, Europe and Central and Latin America. Prior to his public career, Dr. Nasser pursued a career as an academic, serving as a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics in the University of Chicago.


An exceptional speaker, Dr. Saidi offers a range of experience and thorough understanding of international economic policy and financial market development. He can provide up-close insights on the global financial crisis, the response and what it all means for the future of business and the markets.



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