Practice Head, Middle East & North Africa


Middle East & North Africa, Persian Gulf GCC, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

Ayham Kamel leads coverage of regional geopolitics, Iraq, and the Levant area (Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon). His worked focuses on the US role in the Middle East, Iran-Saudi Arabia relations, energy policy, the Islamic State, and risks of financial instability in the region. He has experience in finance, valuations, business development, and project management.

Ayham has also conducted research on geostrategic issues, foreign aid, democratization, and business operations in emerging markets for the US Senate, the National Democratic Institute, and the Center for International Private Enterprise. Ayham holds a master's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, which he earned as a Fulbright scholar, and bachelor's degrees in business administration and international relations from the Lebanese American University.