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The Middle East in the new geopolitical landscape: energy, supply chains and investment
Whatever the outcome of the Ukraine invasion, the global geopolitical landscape has changed irrevocably. Is the world going to deglobalize, fragment into cold war blocs or reglobalise into a new network of alliances, partnerships and supply chains? Where does the Middle East sit in this new order? So far, the Gulf is pursuing a strategy of cautious neutrality (and benefiting from high hydrocarbon prices) – but can this last? How should the Middle East’s partners and investors position themselves in 2022 and beyond?

To answer these questions and many more, we are bringing together a panel of the most insightful people we know in a special live webcast on 13 April. We'll be joined by Robert Ryan, BCA's chief commodity and energy strategist, Alia Moubayed, managing director covering economics and fixed income strategy for CEEMEA at Jefferies, and Yazan Abdeen, chief executive officer and portfolio manager at AD Investment Management.

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Robert Ryan
Senior Vice President, Chief Commodity and Energy Strategist @BCA Research
Robert Ryan runs BCA Research’s commodity and energy strategy. Since joining BCA Research in 2014, he has served as the managing editor and chief strategist for the service. Before BCA Research, Robert was a consulting economist at Limehouse Research & Trading providing bespoke modeling services. As a research economist at the N.Y. Mercantile Exchange, he developed the crude oil options contract. He spent 18 years in commodity markets at Clarendon Ltd; Bankers Trust; Goldman Sachs’s commodity unit, J. Aron; and Deutsche Bank. He also worked as an economist at the U.S. DOE. Robert is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an Arabic linguist. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA; holds undergraduate degrees from Penn State University, and an MSc from Birkbeck College, London.
Alia Moubayed
Managing Director, CEEMEA Fixed Income Research and Strategy @Jefferies
Alia Moubayed is managing director covering economics and fixed income strategy for emerging markets Europe, Middle East and Africa at Jefferies. She was the director of the Geo-economics and Strategy Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, after spending nine years as MENA chief economist at Barclays focusing on economics and geopolitics of the Middle East. Before that, she worked as senior economist at the World Bank and held various economic research and policy responsibilities in Lebanon in charge of macroeconomic and trade policies. Alia holds a BA in economics and an MBA from the American University of Beirut, as well as a masters of public policy equivalent from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France. She has authored several publications on the MENA region, and her commentary has featured in regional and international media outlets. She is also the founder of the Association of Women in Economics Across the Middle East and North Africa.
Yazan Abdeen
Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager @AD Investment Management
Yazan Abdeen is chief executive officer and portfolio manager at AD Investment Management. Yazan is responsible for building, developing and managing the business. Throughout his career, Yazan has had experience in setting up award-winning asset management practices in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Over the past 19 years, Yazan has led teams and managed a variety of MENA funds during his time at Scope Investment, SEDCO Capital, ING Investment Management and other regional investment companies. Yazan holds a bachelors degree in mathematics and computer science from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and an MBA from London Business School, UK.