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Dr Florence Eid-Oakden

Dr Florence Eid-Oakden


Our profound condolences to the family and friends of Dr Florence Eid-Oakden. Dr Eid-Oakden passed away peacefully in London on Saturday, 29 January 2022 after a short illness.

Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor, an independent research firm specialised in economic and market studies on the Middle East & North Africa. 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, she has also worked with the World Bank on Latin America & North Africa and contributed to the World Economic Forum’s Arab World Competitiveness Reports.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank (ABCIB) in London, on the Advisory Board of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia; and has been a Trustee of the American University in Paris.

Dr. Eid holds a Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a joint Harvard-MIT doctoral committee.

She is a patron of the Contemporary Arts Society in London, a member of the Young Arab Leaders, and the Young Presidents Organization.

Current speaking topics include:

Where will the equilibrium fall for MENA oil exporters as US energy supply grows in conjunction with rising energy demand for the East?

How will the 170M strong North African engine of growth & investment reignite, post-Arab Spring?

Islamic finance, a perfect fit for infrastructure investment in the region?

As growth in trade & investment shift eastward, are we witnessing a resumption of the centuries-old Silk Route between MENA and China?

Suffering from the highest rate of youth unemployment worldwide, could entrepreneurship become the game-changer for MENA labour markets?


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