Tarek Osman is an author, political economist, and broadcaster focused on the Arab and Islamic worlds.
He is the author of “Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World” (Yale, 2016) and the international bestseller “Egypt on the Brink” (Yale, 2010 – the first edition was published weeks before Egypt’s 2011 uprising).
He is the political counsellor of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) for the Arab world. He advises the Board of Directors (representing over 65-countries) and senior management on the region’s geo-politics and political-economy, and on the dynamics and challenges of political and economic reform.
Tarek has appeared as a commentator on most major international news networks and is a regular contributor on the Arab and Islamic worlds for many leading newspapers and magazines worldwide.
He has 17-years experience in political-economy advisory, strategy consulting, private equity, and investment banking.
He studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.