Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Pat Thacker

Editorial and Regional Director, MEA
The Economist Intelligence Unit


Leading authority on the Middle East and Africa

Pratibha provides the intellectual leadership necessary to ensure that The EIU’s analysis and forecasts for the Middle Eastern and African markets are the most insightful available to international decision-makers. Pratibha’s deep knowledge and regional experience means she frequently chairs and speaks at conferences in Africa, the Middle East and Asia on subjects such as the business case for Africa, the impact of low oil prices for the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), global food security, urban sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Background

Pratibha leads The EIU’s Middle East and Africa team and is also the overall manager of the other regional teams. Pratibha has many years’ experience ensuring that The EIU’s forecasts and analysis for countries’ economies are closely integrated with our global macroeconomic outlook, with the analytical skills and the regional expertise required to diagnose problems and devise viable solutions.

Pratibha has an MSc and a BSc in economics from the University of London. She also holds an MA in area studies from SOAS, University of London.

Expertise

Global, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, UAE

Specialist subjects

Corporate strategy, Development, Emerging markets, Food security, GCC, Geopolitical risk, Macroeconomics, Oil, Public policy, Risk