Dr. Eid-Oakden is Chief Economist and Founder of Arabia Monitor, an independent research firm specialised in economic and market studies on the Middle East & North Africa.
Dr. Eid-oaken was 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arab Banking Corporation International Bank in London and the Arab Bankers Association of North America in New York. In addition, she serves 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. She has spoken at many international conferences on topics including: Entrepreneurship, Gender issues, Business opportunities in MENA, Energy/Unconventional energy, Retail and Investment/Financing.
She holds a Ph.D. in Organisation Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a joint Harvard-MIT doctoral committee. She is a patron of the Contemporary Arts Society in London, a member of the Young Arab Leaders, and the Young Presidents Organisation. She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.