Ayham Kamel is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East practice, where he covers the GCC countries and the Levant area (Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon). He received a master's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University as a Fulbright scholar, and holds bachelor degrees in business administration and international relations from the Lebanese American University.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Ayham worked with investment firms in Syria and the Gulf countries where he managed strategic relations with companies from the GCC and Europe. He has experience in finance, business development, and project management. Previously, Ayham conducted research on geo-strategic issues, foreign aid, democratization, and business operations in emerging markets at the United States Senate, the National Democratic Institute, and the Center for International Private Enterprise. Ayham has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. He speaks Arabic.