Managing Director of OXCON, a consulting firm working on issues of economic development, freedom of expression, and internet governance in transition countries, with a focus on fragile states. He also co-founded Afrilanthropy, a philanthropic investment advisory firm, and is a non-resident fellow at TIMEP. Mohamed has 14 years of experience in development, with the United Nations, the African Development Bank, as well as national governments and academic institutions.
He is an award-winning economist, writer, and democracy activist. Among other accolades, he holds the Anna Lindh Euro-Med journalism award, and was hailed as one of the “100 Africa Future Economic Leaders” and “100 Most Influential Arabs under 40”. He is an Archbishop Tutu Fellow, as well as a UN Alliance of Civilisations Fellow. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Expert Council, and on the board of Advisors of Economists Without Borders, and of the Arab World Internet Institute.
A frequent speaker and regular contributor to global media in English, Arabic and French, he is the author of ‘Tahrir Diaries’, a memoir of the Egyptian Revolution, and of several book chapters. Mohamed holds Master degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and Sciences-Po.