Daniel Brown

Dr. Farouk Soussa

Chief Economist Middle East, Citigroup

Dr. Farouk Soussa is Citi's chief economist for the Middle East, responsible for macro-surveillance of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and Levant (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq) region. He is based in Dubai and joined Citi from Standard & Poor's where he was the head of government ratings for the Middle East and Africa (2004-2010). Soussa started his career at the Bank of England (BoE), working in various divisions within the financial stability wing of the bank, ultimately as a senior economist within the international finance division. While at the BoE, he spent 18 months as a financial regulator with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), and did a six-month post-doctoral Jean Monnet fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence. Soussa holds a Master's degree in Finance and a PhD in Economics from University of Birmingham, UK