215 Nasser Saidi
Economist - Dubai International Financial Centre
Dr. Nasser Saidi is a Lebanese politician and economist who served as the Minister of economy and industry and the Vice-governor for the Lebanese central banks for several terms in the last decade of the 20th century. He is currently the chief economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre and the executive director of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance based in the Dubai International Financial Centre in Dubai. He is a former Minister of Economy and Trade and Minister of Industry of Lebanon (1998-2000). He was the First Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon for two successive mandates, 1993-1998 and 1998-2003. He is co-chair with the OECD of the MENA Corporate Governance Working Group and established the Lebanon Corporate Governance Task Force. He was a Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy (UNCDP) for two mandates over the period 2000-2006, appointed as a member in his personal capacity by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.