Dr Nasser H. Saidi heads Nasser Saidi & Associates, a niche consultancy and advisor to governments, central banks, regulators, multi-national and regional companies. He is the former Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre and Founder and former Executive Director of the Hawkamah-Institute for Corporate Governance and the Mudara Institute of Directors. He was Senior Adviser to the UAE Minister of Finance between 2004 and 2006. Dr Saidi hold the post of Minister of Economy and Trade and of Minister of Industry of Lebanon between 1998 and 2000 and was also the First Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon between 1993-2003. He had been a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy for two mandates over the period 2000-2006. Dr Nasser H. Saidi is a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA, Co-Chair of the OECD MENA Corporate Governance Working Group.