The Euromoney Kuwait Conference

Oussama Kanaan

Director, Middle East Center for Economics and Finance


Oussama Kanaan is the director of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance. His previous responsibilities in the Middle East region have included the positions of IMF mission chief and resident representative for Palestine, Syria and Egypt. He worked on a range of world regions and departments at the IMF, including the policy development and review, fiscal affairs, and African departments. He also served as the alternate executive director at the IMF for the chair representing countries in the region. He has published in the areas of economic growth, trade and development, and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

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Tue 26 Sep 2017

J.W. Marriott, Kuwait City