Board of Trustees - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Board of Trustees

ERF has a distinguished Board of Trustees. Of the total of 13 members, up to 4 representatives are from donor institutions and 7 members are elected by ERF’s Research Fellows. The remaining 2 members are appointed by the board for the purpose of maintaining regional or professional balance.

Board members serve 5 year terms and can serve a maximum of 2 terms in total. They meet at least once a year, usually at the Annual Conference.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for enforcing the ERF charter, setting broad policies and priorities for the Forum and monitoring and evaluating progress of the network. The board also approves the Forum’s annual work program and budget as well as the selection of Fellows. It appoints committees for a specific purposes, such as the Advisory Committee, which is responsible for considering new fellow nominations.


Present Board of Trustees

Al-HamadBOTAbdlatif Al-Hamad (Chairman)
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), Kuwait
HE_BOTIshac Diwan
Paris Sciences et Lettres, Paris
FS_BOTFatima Al Shamsi
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE
HE_BOTHadi Esfahani
University of Illinois, USA

Rabah Arezki
World Bank, USA
SM_BOTSamir Makdisi
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
RA_BOTRagui Assaad
University of Minnesota, USA
AT_BOTAysit Tansel
Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Ziad Bahaa Eldin
Egyptian Initiative for the Prevention of Corruption
ST_BOTJackline Wahba
University of Southampton, UK
Barbara Shenstone
International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada
Noha El-Mikawy
Ford Foundation, MENA
Mongi Boughzala
University of Tunis El Manar