Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and chief economist at Arabia Monitor. Previously, she was a professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and a visiting professor at INSEAD and HEC Paris. Dr. Eid-Oakden also served as head of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) research at JP Morgan, worked with the World Bank on Latin America and North Africa, and worked as a hedge fund investment professional. She serves on the board of directors for the Arab Banking Corporation (Bank ABC) and for the Arab Bankers Association of North America and sits on the advisory council of the Alfaisal University College of Business and the Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board at the American University in Cairo. Dr. Eid-Oakden also served as a trustee of the American University of Paris and as a director of SHUAA Capital. She holds a PhD in organization economics from MIT.