Tarek Osman: contact@tarekosman.com


Tarek Osman - TO at Global. Lecture in Amsterdam
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).

Tarek wrote and presented the BBC documentary series “The Making of the Modern Arab World” and “Sands of Time: A History of Saudi Arabia”.

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.


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