Dr. Abdallah Al Dardari

Dr. Abdallah Al Dardari, Senior Adviser on Reconstruction, Office of the Vice President, Middle East and North Africa Region in The World Bank since February 2017. Dr. Al Dardari, a national of Syria, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Richmond – American International University of London in 1985, a Master of Arts Degree in International Economic Relations from the University of Southern California in 1988. He undertook Post Graduate Studies towards a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science between 1988 and 1990. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Yalova University in Istanbul.

Dr. Al Dardari has extensive analytical experience from his most recent positions with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which he joined in 2011 as Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Development and Globalization Division, and in 2014 assuming the role of the organization’s Deputy Executive Secretary. Dr. Al Dardari also served as Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs from 2005 to 2011.