Founder & Managing Partner
Naji is an academic and consultant specialised in Urban Economic Development. He has over 7 years experience conducting projects for the World Bank and DFID amongst other clients. His consulting work has focused on Nigeria's challenge to diversify its economy away from Oil & Gas by focusing the attention of the business community and industry associations on the business climate and the state of cities as potentially conducive contexts for economic development and restructuring.
Naji is engaged in business development for UrbanEmerge, working closely with managing partner Andreas Beavor and other UrbanEmerge consultants to discover new markets for our diverse network of experts across out four service areas. His recent BD activities have focused on the Middle East, with economic development projects under management in the Middle East in partnership with JLL (Jones Lang Lasalle), led by our economic development experts, Nada Nohra and John Ward.