Samir El Daher
Samir Khalil El Daher, a Lebanese national, has been Advisor for Economic Affairs and Development to the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2011 to 2014. He is a board member of the “Middle East Prospects Forum”, a think tank focusing on economic, institutional and public policy issues, and the “Maronite Center for Documentation and Research”. He has 32 years of experience in the World Bank, from which he retired as Senior Regional Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa. He worked on public policies related to economic development and reform. His experience, gathered in developing and emerging economies in MENA, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, covers: public finance, fiscal policy and debt management; decentralization and local government finance; banking sector restructuring and privatization; infrastructure and project finance; risk and asset management; and pension system and social protection reform. Prior to joining the World Bank, he had worked in France in research, management consulting, and structural engineering. He is a graduate of the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris”, and holds degrees in mathematical sciences. He speaks Arabic, French and English.