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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides independent, external and income-orientated advice to the Middle East Centre. The Board’s role is purely advisory.


  • Professor Lisa Anderson, President, American University in Cairo
  • Masood Ahmed, Director Middle East and Central Asia, IMF
  • Mohammad A.J. Al Fahim, Honorary Chairman, Al Fahim Group
  • Dr Bassem Awadallah, Secretary General,  Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Hind Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan Cyber Technologies
  • Dr Maleeha Lodhi
  • Azmi Mikati, Chief Executive Officer, M1 Group
  • Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj Capital
  • Zaki Nusseibeh, Adviser, Presidential Court, UAE
  • Ferit F. Sahenk, Chairman, Doğuş Group
  • Dr Nasser Saidi, Chief Economist, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Professor Avi Shlaim, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford