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IIF’s Middle East Chief Economist Joins UAE’s Wealth Monitor Magazine as Contributor

May 2015

May 31, 2015, Dubai, Washington: UAE-based Semantics Global Media FZ-LLC, a media, publishing and production company and publisher of the flagship monthly financial markets related magazine ‘Wealth Monitor’, is pleased to announce that Dr. Garbis Iradian, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa of the Washington-based Institute of International Finance (IIF) has joined Wealth Monitor as a contributor to the magazine’s editorial content.

Dr. Garbis Iradian joins an eminent panel of contributors to ‘Wealth Monitor’ that includes prominent personalities hailing from diverse sectors in the Middle East region.

Dr. Garbis Iradian is currently the Chief Economist for the Middle Eastern Department at the IIF. Previous to the IIF he worked for 17 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. While there he held the positions of senior economist and senior advisor to an Executive Director where he monitored and assessed macroeconomic and financial developments of several Middle Eastern and Central Asian economies. The IIF is the global association of financial institutions with more than 450 members worldwide. Dr. Iradian received his MBA from the American University of Beirut and his PhD in Economics, with emphasis on macroeconomics and econometrics, from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has published several articles and working papers on MENA economies and determinants of growth.

Commenting on his association with Wealth Monitor, Dr Garbis Iradian said, “I am pleased to be associated with the UAE’s Wealth Monitor magazine as a contributor. Although the magazine has just started, what grabbed my attention is its enriched content and well-edited articles on financial markets, regional as well as global — something path-breaking and perhaps unparalleled so far in the GCC region.”

Arshad Khan, Founder & CEO, Semantics Global Media FZ-LLC, said, “We are honoured to have Dr. Garbis Iradian in our roster of contributors. I am sure Wealth Monitor magazine will be greatly enriched by the deep insights, knowledge and experience of an eminent economist such as Dr. Garbis Iradian.”


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