Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady
Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady is Senior Advisor with Partner Energy, and former Visiting Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals , Saudi Arabia. He specializes on middle east energy policy, the Saudi Economy, OPEC, GCC regional geo -political risk assessment and has authored many books such as “The Saudi Arabian Economy: Policies, Achievements and Challenges”, “GCC Economies: Stepping up to Future Challenges”, “Economic, Political and Financial Country Risk: An analysis of the GCC countries” . In 2015 he completed several books on “OPEC in a shale oil world : where to next ?”; “The Rentier Theory Revisited”; and “The Political Economy of Social Capital” . Dr Ramady has held senior level positions for more than 28 years in banking, finance and investment, as a Vice President with Citibank where he was posted in Europe and the Middle East and seconded to the Saudi American Bank as well as with First City Texas Bank, Qatar National Bank, and Qatar International Islamic Bank. Dr Ramady obtained his BA and PhD in Economics, at the University of Leicester, UK, a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK .

UAE paves way for long-term visa residencies in the Gulf

As Gulf countries try to diversify their economies away from oil dependency, attracting qualified foreigners to take part in this objective is becoming an important objective in their policies. But...

Can Europe’s central bank address the slowdown in its economies?

Looming signs of a slowdown in growth, are not only apparent in China and the US, but also in Europe, and the European Central Bank’s actions are crucial in trying to reverse this slowdown. The...

Brexit: Back to a second referendum?

To say that the British population is now more confused than ever on the vexed issue of Brexit as to if, and in what form it will finally happen, is the understatement of the new year.Even the elected...

Syria: End game and intelligent use of the reconstruction carrot

Nearly eight years into a war that has displaced millions of Syrians, Syrian President Assad has recovered control of most of the country with support from Russia, Iran, and Iranian-backed...

US Fed rate hike: Taking the middle road but more market turmoil

A beleaguered US Federal Reserve has shown its hand by announcing another 0.25 percent interest rate increase but causing stock market turmoil and uncertainty.Dealers had been expecting one more...

All change for India as Modi crashes to defeat

What a difference a week makes in politics. While many are still not discounting the future of Indian Prime Minister Modi, his star has begun to wane.His nationalist Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata...

China’s Huawei headache: More than what meets the eye

The arrest of Huawei Deputy Chair and CFO Meng Wangzhou in Canada, whether on US instructions or not, as there has been a White House distancing from the arrest warrant, is a new and unwelcome...

Germany’s long goodbye: Thank you Mrs Merkel

Germany’s Iron Chancellor of the new millennium is now stepping into history and in an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), she has stepped down as party leader....