Nasser Saidi

Founder and President, Nasser Saidi & Associates; Former Chief Economist and Head of External Relations, DIFC Authority

Nasser H. Saidi is the founder and president of Nasser Saidi & Associates. He previously served as the chief economist and head of external relations of Dubai International Financial Centre and executive director of the Hawkamah-Institute for Corporate Governance between 2006 and 2012. Saidi was the minister of economy and trade and minister of industry of Lebanon between 1998 and 2000. He was also the vice governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon from 1993-98 and 1998-03. He has written a number of books, including Corporate Governance in the MENA countries: Improving Transparency & Disclosure. Saidi holds a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Rochester, an MSc from University College, London University, and a BA from the American University of Beirut.

IMF Report Launch 2024: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

On January 17, AGSIW hosted a discussion on the economic outlook in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

China-GCC FTA Negotiations and Prospects for Broader Economic Collaboration

On April 5, AGSIW hosted a discussion on the potential free trade agreement between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Oil Producers and What Lies Ahead?

The post-coronavirus recovery may be long and painful as governments around the world grapple with the aftershocks of the pandemic.

Petro Diplomacy 2020

For the sixth consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference, this year virtually.

Low Oil Prices, Coronavirus, and the Future of Gulf Economies

On April 7, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.