State-Owned Enterprises IMF/EBRD webinar

  • 22 Sep 2021
  • Online, 14:00-15:00 (London time)
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As the world economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia face an important question: Will the pandemic usher in a new social contract that would help countries to emerge stronger and generate durable, sustainable, job-rich growth or will countries waste a key opportunity by returning to the era of slow reforms? Given the limited room in their budgets, countries in the region do not have the option to delay reforms and revisiting the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) should prominently feature in these reforms.

Join us to hear more about why SOE reforms matter in the region and the critical challenges and opportunities that these reforms present. Panelists will also take questions from the audience during the Q&A portion of the event.


  • Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
  • Olfa Hamdi, CEO, Concord Project Technologies Inc.
  • Timur Ishmetov, Minister of Finance, Uzbekistan
  • Alan Rousso, Managing Director, External Relations and Partnerships, EBRD
  • Hisham Tawfiq, Minister of Public Business Sector, Egypt
  • Alia Moubayed, Managing Director, Jefferies International



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