Practice Head, Middle East & North Africa


Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Hani Sabra is responsible for managing the practice's output and personally covers Saudi and Egyptian politics, in addition to regional geopolitics, for a range of clients primarily in the energy, corporate, and financial services sectors. For almost ten years at Eurasia Group, he has covered several major regional events including the Lebanese parliamentary elections in 2009, the Dubai World debt crisis in 2009, and the still reverberating Arab uprisings. Since the uprisings of early 2011, he has written extensively about how domestic political dynamics and economic pressures affect policymaking.

Before joining the firm, Hani spent nearly six years working in the human rights field. He worked as an associate at the Middle East and North Africa desk of the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice. Previously, he was the senior researcher in the Middle East and North Africa department at the Committee to Protect Journalists. Hani, who is fluent in Arabic, holds a bachelor's degree in political science with a focus on international law from the American University in Cairo. He would like to learn Chinese.