Florence Eid is the Founder & CEO of Arabia Monitor, a research and advisory firm focused on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Previously she was Managing Director for MENA at Passport Capital, having established and headed their Mayfair office. Prior to that, Dr. Eid was Vice President & Senior Economist for the MENA region at JPMorgan, and Professor of Finance & Economics at the MBA level, the American University of Beirut. She holds a Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000), and has held Visiting Professorships at INSEAD and HEC - Paris. Florence has worked for the World Bank on Latin America and North Africa, the Ford Foundation in New York and with Save the Children in Beirut. She has been a contributing author to the World Economic Forum's Arab World Competitiveness Reports (2003, 2005). She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London, has served as a board member of SHUAA Capital and is a Trustee of the American University of Paris, a Patron of the Contemporary Arts Society in London, sat on the Advisory Board of QFINANCE - Qatar, and is a member of the Young Arab Leaders, the Young Presidents Organization and L.I.B.A.N. Florence appears periodically on CNBC Europe, CNBC Arabia, CNN, and the BBC.