Nada is an economic consultant with nine years of experience working in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. She lived in London for six years where she completed her MSc. in Urban Economic Development at UCL and worked in a number of organisations including the National Housing Federation, Centre for Cities and BuroHappold Engineering. In 2017 she moved back to Beirut and became an independent consultant, working part time as an economist for UNIDO, as well as working on urban development assignments in Saudi Arabia. She holds a BA in Business Administration/Economics from Notre Dame University in Lebanon (with High Distinction) and worked for two years as a Lead Researcher at Executive Magazine in Beirut before moving to London.
Nada has wide experience working with local and national government, the private sector and international institutions such as the World Bank. Main areas of expertise include urban economic assessment, economic modelling, industrial strategy (Special Economic Zones) and governance. From initial planning, to conducting primary and secondary research, report writing, presentations, team management and client coordination, she managed projects in all stages of their lifecycle and also spoke in number of conferences on subjects like Smart Cities and urban development. She has worked in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, Ethiopia, Cote D’Ivoire, Russia, Sweden and different areas in the UK. Nada continues to pursue her passion of making a positive contribution to society by helping improve standards of living in cities and making them sustainable, equitable and better places to live.