Yasser Elnaggar

Ambassador Elnaggar is a MEI non-resident scholar and CEO of EN Investment. Previously, he served as CEO of the Chemical Industries Holding Company (HIHC) and prior to that as Egypt’s Principal Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring, and Administrative Reform and Principal Deputy Minister of Investment.  Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar has more than 25 years of experience as a...

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Addisu Lashitew

Addisu Lashitew is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He has previously held postdoctoral researcher positions at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and Simon Fraser University (Canada). Lashitew’s research interest spans various topics in development economics, including firm growth and productivity, resource...

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Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr serves as the Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition. She is also the founding Chairman of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. In that capacity, she launched the International Coalition to raise the profile of the looting of antiquities in Egypt, resulting in a private-public partnership with the Egyptian government. In

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Sarah El Battouty

Sarah El Battouty is a non-resident scholar at MEI. She is an award-winning architect with 18 years’ experience in the field of green and environmental building. Sarah is the founder of one of Egypt’s leading environmental design and auditing companies, ECOnsult, which has carried out the most certified energy-saving projects in Egypt. Her design work spans from

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Eugenio Dacrema

Eugenio Dacrema is an Associate Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Trento. He completed his bachelors at the University of Pavia and his master degree at the University of Bologna in International Sciences with a specialisation in development economics. He studied Arabic for

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Ali Rashed

Dr. Ali Rashed is currently a lead statistician at Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) HQ in Jeddah. He played the role of Statistics Manager at Economic Research Forum (ERF) until Sept. 2019, and Lecturer at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport and AUC. He received his PhD in Statistics from Cairo University 2017, School

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Angie Omar

Angie Omar is a writer, documentary maker, and producer. She began writing and producing after receiving her master’s degree in communications, production, and film from the American University in Washington D.C. She is now a journalist at France 24 in the Washington bureau and an entrepreneur in media production. Follow Angie Omar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/angieomar10

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