Dr. Mazen Soueid

Dr. Mazen Soueid

Chairman-General Manager, Investment Development Authority of Lebanon - LEBANON

Dr. Soueid is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon, the first investment promotion agency in the region. Prior to that he held several senior posts in government and in the private sector such as Senior Advisor to the Lebanese Prime Minister, and Chief Economist of Bankmed. From 2000-2006 he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and from 1998-2000 he founded the Early Warning System for emerging markets crisis at Deutsche Bank. Dr. Soueid earned his PHD in Economics from Brown Uiversity where he also taught for a while. He has also lectured at the American University of Beirut and sits on the advisory board of the Arab University Business School. He is the author of a best selling book on the Lebanese economy and a regular commentator for regional and international TV stations.

All Sessions by Dr. Mazen Soueid

Day 1 - FDI April 12, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

LEBANON: Invest in Lebanon


Despite the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the Beirut blast, Lebanon still offers ample investment opportunities that rely on its competitive advantages mainly a highly educated and competitive workforce, especially in Science and STEM education. Lebanon has the opportunity to serve as the tech outsourcing hub for the region, capitalizing on its services oriented and low cost workforce and turn into the creative hub for the region, including digital content creation, advertising, marketing, graphic design, etc. The COVID 10 pandemic has also highlighted the potential of Lebanon to thrive into heath technology, bringing innovative solutions to the prevention market