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Market Outlook: Risks and Opportunities in the Gulf and Middle East

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Date(s) - 09/17/2019
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

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Dr. Adel Zaid Altoraifi was the Minister of Culture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2015 to 2017 and a member of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs. He participated in the development of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision and the 2020 National Transformation Plan and chaired the media campaign to promote these programs. Dr. Adel also chaired the media committee for the 2016 and 2017 government budget announcements and served as a member of the Security and Political Affairs Council.

Dr. Adel is a journalist and a specialist in Middle Eastern affairs, focusing on Saudi-Iranian relations and foreign policy decision-making in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. He is a board member of the General Authority for Culture in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Research and Marketing Group and is the chairman of Conrad Holdings Ltd.
Emily Stromquist is the Director of Energy at Castlereagh. She has extensive experience advising clients on key energy themes and market developments across Europe, Russia and Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East. Her interests range from upstream investment risks in oil and gas to downstream strategy and product markets, including the evolution of liquefied natural gas versus pipeline gas competition, and clean energy transitions.

She worked for a number of years as a senior analyst on the energy team in the London office of Eurasia Group before joining the International Energy Agency in Paris as the program manager for both Africa and Russia. She has an MA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA with a dual major in International Relations and Russian studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily speaks Russian and French.

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