The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 2017

Alia Moubayed

Director of Geo-economics and Strategy

International Institute for Strategic Studies


Alia Moubayed is the director of the Geo-economics and Strategy Programme (GESP) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London since January 2017, where she is responsible for analysing the interplay between economics and geopolitics at the global and regional levels, and providing advice to government and private sector corporations. Before IISS, Alia worked as chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa region at Barclays Bank in London where she produced high quality economic and geopolitical analysis as well as investment advice, and represented Barclays in international fora. She joined Barclays in October 2008 from the World Bank where she worked for six years as a senior economist responsible for research and policy dialogue covering several countries in Europe and Central Asia, as well as Indonesia. Before that, she held policy responsibilities in various economic institutions of the Government of Lebanon for more than six years: chief of section at the Banque du Liban; adviser to the Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry; and finally managing director of the Economic and Social Fund for Development at the Council for Development and Reconstruction. Alia holds a BA in economics with distinction and an MBA from the American University of Beirut and a master equivalent in public policy and public administration from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France. She has co-authored several reports and publications and her commentary has featured in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Sky News, the BBC, Al Arabiya, CNBC Arabia, Sky News Arabia, Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Iktissad wal-Aamal, and other regional and international outlets.


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Tue 02 - Wed 03 May 2017

Riyadh