Author of "Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak"
Tarek Osman is an Egyptian political economist and writer. He is the author of “Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak” (Yale University Press, 2010), published two-months before the eruption of the Egyptian uprising (a revised edition was published in September 2011). Since November 2011, the European Bank has retained him for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) as the Political Counsellor for the southern and eastern Mediterranean.
Tarek’s writings have appeared or been cited widely, including in Financial Times, Economist, and Washington Post amongst many others. He was a keynote speaker at various conferences organised by leading international think tanks and universities.
Tarek’s work focuses on geo-strategy and socio-politics in the Arab world. His approach is multi-disciplinary, drawing on 14-year experience in strategy consulting, investment banking, and various engagements advising major international financial institutions and civil society organisations. He has conducted primary on-the-ground research in different parts of the Arab world also during armed conflicts.
Tarek studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He lives in Cairo and London.