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Ebrahim Hashem

United Arab Emirates

Independent Strategist, Consultant & Scholar
Independent Consulting, Abu Dhabi

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Ebrahim Hashem is a strategist and scholar interested in positioning UAE and the Arab World strategically for a post-oil era and a multipolar world, focusing on strengthening UAE/GCC/Arab-China relations.

As an adjunct faculty, Ebrahim teaches a university course on innovation and entrepreneurship, equipping Emirati and international students with knowledge and skills to apply to high-growth enterprises. He has worked as a public policy and strategy advisor to the chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office and headed the long-term strategy division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). His aspiration is to be the UAE envoy, responsible for handling China affairs.

Ebrahim holds three master’s degrees (i.e. MSc, MBA and MPA); the latest is in public administration awarded by Columbia University.

He has written two books on oil and gas industry. His research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow will explore China’s transformation journey over the last 40 years and draw lessons for the UAE/GCC/Arab world. He also wants to understand the role of innovation in China’s development, especially now with its involvement in cutting-edge technologies and new frontiers.

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, he would like to explore policy areas to facilitate more contribution from the Middle East to the rise of Asia.

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