Prof. Mehdi Ali
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32 years with international financial institutions in various positions including Senior Economist at the World Bank; Regional Representative for UN in the Middle East and North Africa, Director at the OPEC Fund 

Successful fund-raising for the UN, the World Bank, and the OPEC Fund 

Contacts at the highest political and corporate levels in the Middle East and North Africa 

Advisor to the governments of Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates on investment and energy 

Strong communication skills with individuals and with the mass media 

Accredited to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as Energy Analyst providing TV and Press interviews on the global energy market 

Managing Director of International Consultancy on Energy, Finance, and Investment. 

Professor of Energy Economics and Finance at Webster University in Vienna 

Ph.D. - Economics and Finance, University of Cambridge, England 

M.Sc. - Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science, England 

B.S. - Economics (Honor), College of Economics and Political Science, University of Baghdad, Iraq