Dr. Yousef has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Libya since 2012 and has been a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution since 2006.

Dr. Yousef was previously Chief Executive Officer of Silatech, a regional social organization that works to enable jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs (2011 to 2015) and he was the Founding Dean of the Dubai School of Government (2006 to 2010).

Dr. Yousef worked at Georgetown University in Washington DC between 1998 and 2006 as Professor of Economics in the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service and Sheikh Al-Sabah Chair of Arab Studies at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies.

His policy experience includes working as an Economist in the Middle East and African Departments of the International Monetary Fund, visiting Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank between 2002 and 2005 and Senior Advisor for the Millennium Project at the United Nations between 2004 and 2005.

Dr. Yousef brings to the Board more than 21 years of experience in the fields of finance and business.

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and his PhD in Economics, from Harvard University.



Arab Financial Services (AFS)


Deputy Chairman