Chief Economist Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden elected to the Board of Directors at the Arab Bankers Association of North America
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden was elected to ABANA’s twenty-person board by the Association membership.
Dr. Florence Eid-Oakden is the CEO and Chief Economist of Arabia Monitor. Dr. Eid has been a professor of economics and finance at the American University of Beirut and a visiting professor at INSEAD and HEC Paris. Formerly Head of MENA research at JP Morgan, she has also worked with the World Bank on Latin America & North Africa and on the buy side as a hedge fund investment professional. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London, on the Advisory Board of the Al Faisal University College of Business, Saudi Arabia, and has been a Trustee of the American University in Paris. Dr. Eid holds a Ph.D. in Organization Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint Harvard-MIT doctoral committee. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
About the Association: The Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) has been an important bridge between the financial sectors in North America and the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region for over thirty years. ABANA is a not-for-profit professional association with members from the financial services and related industries. Through its programs, ABANA provides its members with access to timely business intelligence, with opportunities to make meaningful professional connections and with direct contact to leaders in their fields. The Association acts as a forum for policy discussions to enhance understanding of the business culture, as well as capital and trade flows between North America and the MENA region; and it provides visiting business leaders with a focused platform from which to connect to the right audience when in the United States.