Ohan Balian
Chief Economist, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Dr. Ohan is the Chief Economist at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry and for the past 3 years he has been involved in the formulation and refinement of the 5-year Abu Dhabi Plan, the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy, and the Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report, among others. Prior to his role at the Chamber, Dr. Ohan was the economic advisor at The Executive Office of HH Sh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai, where he actively participated in the formulation of the 10-year Dubai Strategic Plan, the fruits of which you see today.

Dr. Ohan was also involved in the establishment of the UAE National Bureau of Statistics which was subsequently merged with the UAE Competitiveness Council to form the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority. He has worked with the United Nations, the World Bank, and with governments of many emerging markets as an economic policy advisor. Dr. Ohan holds a PhD in Economics from The American University in Washington DC with a specialization in evidence-based economic policy analysis using advanced computational techniques.

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