Tarek Osman is an author, essayist, and broadcaster focused on the Arab and Islamic worlds.
Tarek wrote and presented several BBC documentary series: “The Making of the Modern Arab World”, “Islam Divided: Sunni-Shii”, “Sands of Time: A History of Saudi Arabia”, “Gertrude Bell” (in the Minds at War series), and “Stirring a Revolution: Coffee Culture in the Arab World”.
He is a regular contributor on the Arab and Islamic worlds for leading newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Tarek is the senior political counsellor for the Arab world at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD). 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.
He has 18-years experience researching Arab history and societies. He has worked in political-economy advisory, strategy consulting, and private equity.
He studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.