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Covid-19: Lessons from the MENA Region

What has the Covid-19 experience taught us about the Middle East and North Africa economic resilience and exposure? In this webinar, we will discuss the performance of supply-chains, trade activities, jobs, and stock markets across a number of industries.

We will wrap up with a discussion around implications for key MENA economies in the short run and in the long term. 

Join us for a debate with world-renowned experts and understand their perspective on how your organisation can be prepared for the world post Covid-19.


Visit our regional hub for more insights on Headspring’s presence in the Middle East & Africa markets.

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Dr. Sami Mahroum, Professor of Innovation and Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels, Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut, Director of Research and Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation.
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Dr. Sami Mahroum

Dr. Sami Mahroum is Professor of Innovation and Policy at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels. He is a Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut. And, the Director of Research and Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation.

Dr. Sami Mahroum has over 20 years of experience in technological innovation and policy both in academia and thinktanks. He has a PhD in Science and Technology Policy & Human Resources from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Helmut-Schmidt University (Bundeswehr University-Hamburg). He spent part of his PhD training at the Department of Geography, University College London, and at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville, Spain.

He is also the successful author of the insightful and provocative book called: Black Sawn Startups: Understanding the Rise of Successful Technology Business in Unlike places published by Palgrave in 2016. With over 17,000 downloads, this book explores startups that have thrived against the odds in places where startup success was deemed to be unlikely.

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Claire Jones, FT Alphaville
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Claire Jones

Claire Jones is a Global Economy Reporter, Financial Times, FT Alphaville

Claire Jones joined FT Alphaville in August 2019 to cover the global economy.  

She has worked with Financial Times as an organization since June 2011, where she joined as a money supply/economics team. Jones also worked as editor of several central banking publications prior to her roles at the Financial Times.

She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently based in Frankfurt where she writes about anything that lies at the intersection of economics, politics, and markets, as well as how economics should be taught.

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