Former Chief Economist & Senior Advisor to the President of Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, KSA
September 2012 – Present - Chief Economist, Islamic Development Bank (IDB);
April 1991 – September 2012 (21 years 6 months) - Head of Economic Research, Arab Monetary Fund.
Jamel E. Zarrouk is Chief Economist at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he held positions at the Arab Monetary Fund (based in the UAE) and the National Center for Economic Financial Information under the Ministry of Finance, Riyadh, KSA. He has advised national governments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as international and regional institutions including the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Keen on policy issues in emerging economies, he published on trade and financial development and economic integration, contributing to the debate on regional and global institutional architecture.
Dr. Zarrouk holds a PhD in Economics and was research scholar at the Institute of Behavioral Science, the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he graduated from Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, France, with Maitrise en Sciences Economiques. He is a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) and member of Advisory Board of several think tanks and Research Centers, including the New York University’s (NYUAD) Center of Technology and Economic Development (CTED).