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Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Founder & President of Nasser Saidi & Associates, Deputy Chairman, Eureeca Capital

Dr. Nasser Saidi is the Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates. He is Deputy Chairman of Eureeca Capital, a crowd-investing platform and is also the former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2006 to September 2012. Dr Saidi is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Hawkamah-Institute for Corporate Governance and the Mudara Institute of Directors. In 2011, he was named among the 50 most influential Arabs in the World by The Middle East magazine, for the third consecutive year. He has recently been appointed to the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network.

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

Nasser H. Saidi

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.

What he offers you

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.

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.


He presents in English.

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  • Dubai Expo 2020
  • The Middle East Real Estate Market
  • Alternative Revenue Sources Climate Change and Renewable Energy
  • The Role of Women in the Middle East
  • Macroeconomics and Financial Market Development
  • Perspectives on the Arab Countries Labour Markets
  • The Rise of Iran as an Economic Force in the Middle East


  • 1999
    Growth, Destruction and the Challenges of Reconstruction: Macroeconomic Essays on Lebanon
  • 1986
    Economic Consequences of the War in Lebanon


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