Daniel Brown

Dr. Nasser Saidi

President NS Associates

Dr Nasser H. Saidi is the Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates and acts as adviser to governments, central banks and regulators and board member to multi-national and regional companies. He currently serves as Deputy Chairman of Eureeca Capital, a crowd-investing platform. Dr Saidi is also Chairman of the regional Clean Energy Business Council, a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA and Co-Chair of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. His board memberships include institutions such as Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an institution of the World Bank driving global corporate governance reforms. Formerly he was Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2006 to September 2012, and founder and former Executive Director of the Hawkamah-Institute for Corporate Governance and the Mudara Institute of Directors, 2006-2012. 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, 1993-1998 and 1998-2003. He was a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (UNCDP) for two mandates over the period 2000-2006, a position to which he was appointed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, in his personal capacity. Prior to his public career, Dr Saidi pursued a career as an academic, serving as a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics in the University of Chicago, the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (Geneva, CH), and the Université de Genève. He also served as a lecturer at the American University of Beirut and the Université St. Joseph in Beirut. 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.