Dr Florence Eid-Oakden
Dr Florence Eid-Oakden is CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor. She has a wealth of experience which she is able to adapt to any given number of speaking engagements. Furthermore her knowledge covers a vast amount of subjects which she can specifically cater for if necessary.
About Dr Florence Eid-Oakden
Dr Florence Eid-Oakden is also able to speak fluently in Arabic, English, French and Spanish which allows her to cater to diverse audiences making her a very popular choice for speaking engagements.
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor. She has been a professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and a visiting professor at INSEAD and HEC Paris.
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the former head of MENA research at JP Morgan. She has also worked with the World Bank on Latin America and on North Africa, and subsequently, on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional.
In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and for Bank ABC Jordan, the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York, and sits on the Advisory Council of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia, where she also advises the Saudi Government.
She has served as a Trustee of the American University in Paris, and a Director of Shuaa Capital in Dubai. Recently she served as a member of HSBC’s Middle East Financial System Risk Advisory Committee.
Dr. Eid-Oakden received her Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint MIT-Harvard Doctoral Committee, under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Bengt Holmström. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, with a working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese.
- Female entrepreneurship
- Gender issues
- Business opportunities in MENA
- Energy/Unconventional energy
- Islamic finance
- FX Strategy/Credit Strategy/Fixed Income
- Investment Management
- Private Equity/Venture Capital
- Intra-Regional Remittances
- Iran-Arab: resuming ties
- Latin America-MENA: transitions
- Turkey-MENA: Economics and politics
- ASEAN-MENA: Emerging hubs of South-South trade
- New Industrialized Asia-MENA
- Sino-MENA relations
- Arab Spring
- Islamist parties and platforms