_______ Dr. Nasser Saidi is the Founder & President of Nasser Saidi & Associates. He is Vice-Chairman of Eureeca Capital, a crowd-funding platform. He was the Chief Economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre from 2006 to September 2012, contributing to build the DIFC and its strategic development, and creating & leading the links with governments, central banks and international financial centers and organizations. He is a member of the IMF’s Regional Advisory Group for MENA, Co-Chair of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. Dr. Saidi served as Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry of Lebanon (1998-2000) and First Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon (1993-2003). In 2012, he was named among the 50 most influential Arabs in the World by The Middle East magazine, for the fourth consecutive year.