Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden


Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden

Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden’s keynote addresses deliver powerful messages to your audiences, helping them understand and act on medium to long-term trends shaping the region. She is often described as “the most engaging speaker of the conference”.

Some of her recent engagements include:
– keynote address at ONS 2016, discussing ‘Risks and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East’.
– A keynote speech at the 2016 ACT Middle East Annual Summit.
– She was also on the panel at the 3rd German-Arab Women’s forum, hosted by the Euro-Mediterran-Arab Association in November 2016.
– A panel discussion at IISS Bahrain-UK Forum 2016, sharing her views on ‘Economics in a Turbulent World: How Will Developments in Energy Markets, The Rise of China, Economic Reform in KSA and Iranian Regional Ambitions Play Out’.

She has unparalleled depth of research on MENA trends.

Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor. She has been a professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and a visiting professor at INSEAD and HEC Paris.Formerly head of MENA research at JP Morgan, Dr. Eid-Oakden has also worked with the World Bank on Latin America & North Africa and on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and in Jordan, the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia, and Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

She has also served as a Trustee of the American University in Paris, and a Director of Shuaa Capital in Dubai.

Dr. Eid-Oakden received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint MIT-Harvard Doctoral Committee.

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