Political Economy and Business

Ali Kadri | علي القادري
Senior Research Fellow
meiak@nus.edu.sg

Before joining the Middle East Institute in 2011, Ali Kadri was Visiting Fellow at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and previously head of the Economic Analysis Section at the United Nations regional office for Western Asia. His current research is on the political economy of development in the Arab World. During his work at the United Nations, he was the lead author of the UN flagship publication dealing with the economic and social conditions of Arab Western Asia, and he has published widely on aspects of the labour process in the Arab world. His recent book, Arab Development Denied (2014), discusses the formidable obstacles facing development in the Arab world. His latest edited volume is Development Challenges and Solutions After the Arab Spring (2015).

Linda Matar | لندا مطر
Senior Research Fellow
linda@nus.edu.sg

Linda Matar is a Senior Research Fellow at NUS’s Middle East Institute. She is also a lecturer at The College of Alice and Peter Tan. Her research involves the political economy and economic development of the Arab Near East with particular emphasis on Syria. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research at MEI focuses on the political economy of the Arab Spring. She is the author of The Political Economy of Investment in Syria (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Mattia Tomba | متيا تومبا
Senior Research Fellow
mattia@nus.edu.sg

Mattia Tomba is a multi-disciplinary investment professional based in Qatar with a track record of investments and acquisitions in different asset classes, sectors, and geographic areas. He has extensive experience in evaluating, negotiating, and structuring direct investments globally across all parts of the capital structure, in public and private markets. In 2008 he joined Qatar’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (Qatari Diar), where he has been managing an equity portfolio, and working on large private equity and real estate transactions worldwide. Previously he was part of the Goldman Sachs Group in the Principal Investment Area (Whitehall Real Estate Funds), where he was involved in portfolio management, and in strategic planning of large European acquisitions. He began his career with the Private Wealth Management team of Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of Fletcher School, Tufts University (Boston, US), and Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)/Science Po (Paris, France).



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