Nasser H. Saidi

Nasser H. Saidi



  • Corporate Governance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Monetary Policy
  • Tax/Fiscal Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Crowdfunding
  • GCC Economics & Finance
  • Oil Market

What he offers

An exceptional speaker, Dr. Saidi offers a range of experience and thorough understanding of international economic policy and financial market development. He can provide up-close insights on the global financial crisis, the response and what it all means for the future of business and the markets.

How he presents

His blend of research and business experience translates into powerful and pragmatic advice. Dr. Saidi is passionate about international economic issues in the MENA region.

Dr. Nasser Saidi is the Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates. He is Deputy Chairman of Eureeca Capital and is also the former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He is a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA and Co-Chair of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum and a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an institution of the World Bank driving global corporate governance reforms. He is also Chair of the regional Clean Energy Business Council.

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. He was a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy for two mandates. He was a private banker and served as an economic adviser and director to a number of central banks and financial institutions in Arab countries, Europe and Central and Latin America. Prior to his public career, Dr. Nasser 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 Universite de Geneve.


  • Corporate Governance in the MENA Countries
  • Growth, Destruction and the Challenges of Reconstruction
  • Economic Consequences of the War in Lebanon


  • In 2013, he was named among the 50 most Influential Arabs in the World by The Middle East magazine, for the fourth consecutive year and named among the 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the world by Arabian Business for the second consecutive year


“Dr. Nasser Saidi is extremely knowledgeable, charismatic and knew how to attract the attention of our C-level audience.”

“Saidi gave an excellent keynote speech, sharing great insights of both the macro and micro economy.”

Presentation Languages: English

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