Our Team

MEII Staff

MEII is staffed with a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual and multi-cultural team of professionals with a broad spectrum of program management, legal, and development finance expertise.

MEII is not a top heavy organization with a large Washington-based overhead. Rather it invests in resources in the countries where it works to ensure its team of professionals design innovative programs within the local context.

External Consultants

Jeroen Jansen - Senior Advisor

Matthew C. Bernstein - Senior Advisor

Bedreddine Abibi - Advisor

Mahmoud Hassan - Advisor

William Phelps - Senior Advisor

Hassan Dajani - Advisor

Washington D.C.

President and CEO

Jim Pickup

Jim Pickup is President and CEO of the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) and General Counsel of the Aspen Institute.  MEII is a non...

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Senior Associate

Alexandra McLean

Alexandra McLean is the Senior Associate at The Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) Washington D.C. office. Prior to becoming ...

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Ramallah, Palestine

Associate VP for IT

Amro Zahran

Amro Zahran is the Associate VP for Information Technology (IT) for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII). He is an information ...

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Portfolio Officer

Dolly Tannous

Dolly Tannous is a Portfolio Officer for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she is responsible for ....

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Deputy Program Manager

Fawzieh Abuhijleh

Fawzieh Abuhijleh is a Deputy Program Manager for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she provides technical ...

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Portfolio Officer

Haya Wazwaz

Haya Wazwaz is a Portfolio Officer for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she is responsible for ...

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Associate VP for SME TA

Joseph Sehwail

Joseph Sehwail is an Associate Vice-President for SME Technical Assistance (TA) for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) managing the...

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Country Manager

Lana Katbeh

Lana Katbeh is Country Manager of the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she manages MEII’s ...

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Finance Officer

Lisa Amer

Lisa Amer is a Finance Officer for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she is responsible for accounting and ...

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Portfolio Analyst

Miral Dalou

Miral Dalou is a Portfolio Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Ramallah, Palestine. She is responsible for underwriting ...

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Portfolio Officer

Mohammad Hamad

Mohammad Hamad is a Portfolio Officer for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where he is responsible for ...

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MIS Analyst

Mohammad Hussein

Mohammad Hussein is a Management Information System (MIS) Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) where he is ...

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Senior Portfolio Officer

Mona Rabah

Mona Rabah is a Senior Portfolio Officer for the Middle East Investment initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she is responsible for ...

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Business Advisor

Natalie Stephan

Natalie Stephan is a Business Advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine, where she provides technical ...

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Financial Analyst

Noha Khdour

Noha Khdour is a Financial Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Ramallah, Palestine. She is responsible for ...

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Executive VP/ Managing Director

Rami Khoury

Rami Khoury is Executive Vice-President and Managing Director of the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII). He is a seasoned ...

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Senior Portfolio Analyst

Saja Shella

Saja Shella is a Senior Portfolio Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine. Ms. Shella is responsible for ...

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Senior Administrative Officer

Samer Barakat

Samer Barakat is Senior Administrative Officer for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where he manages human ...

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Tunis, Tunisia

Accounting Advisor

Asma Bennour

Asma Bennour is the Accounting advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia. She has six years of experience in ...

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Credit Analyst

Asma Hammi

Asma Hammi is a Credit Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia, where she assists in underwriting and ...

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Marketing and Communications Strategist

Farah Sebti

Farah Sebti is in charge of the Marketing and Communication of MEII and the program Tamweeli. Holding a master degree in ...

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Business Advisor

Ferdaous Felfel

Ferdaous Felfel is a Business advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia where she works on the Tamweeli ...

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Program Manager

Jihen Ben Abda

Jihen Ben Abda is a Program Manager for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia. Before joining MEII, she was the ...

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Credit Analyst

Maissa Bouazzi

Maissa Bouazzi is a Credit Specialist for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia, where she is responsible for ...

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Office Manager

Mariem Chalouati

Mariem Chalouati is the Office and Financial Manager for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia. She has 10 years ...

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Business Advisor

Mourad Ben Miled

Mourad Ben Miled is a Business Advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia, where he is responsible for ...

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Business Advisor

Omar Belghith

Omar Belghith is a Business advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in the south of Tunisia where he works on the ...

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Credit Analyst

Ons Ghodbani

Ons Ghodbani is a credit analyst within Middle East Investment Initiative(MEII) in Tunisia where she performs assessments of key SME sectors ...

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Country Manager

Richard Finke

Richard Finke is Vice President and Country Manager for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia. He is an ...

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Senior Credit Specialist

Salim Jarraya

Salim Jarraya is a Senior Credit Specialist for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia where he is responsible for analyzing ...

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Amman, Jordan

Business Advisor

Sanaa Almasri

Sanaa Almasri a Business Advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Jordan, where she provides advisory services ...

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