Dr Tarek Coury graduated with a PhD in Economics from Cornell University (2004). He then held research roles at Cambridge University (at the erstwhile Department of Economics and Politics), Oxford University (the Economics Department) and Harvard University (the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs). Following a decade in academia, Tarek moved to the private sector and held research director roles at investment funds, social impact funds, and real estate development and investment companies. Tarek continues to work with tech startups, microfinance institutions, commercial banks and investment funds on data-centered advisory projects.
recent work experience
Consultant - Enterprise Data Advisory
Economic Associates | Data-Centered Advisory
Apr 2019 – Present, Dallas, Texas, United States
Economic Associates is an economic advisory firm providing commercial analytics and litigation support services using a data-centered approach. Our team has successfully advised tech startups, financial services and retail businesses on a variety of economic issues that include economic, marketing and customer analytics, as well as risk management analytics. Our experts are top academics in their respective fields with expertise in economics, business, and statistics. In addition, we have access to a network of academics who are top subject-matter experts that we support and train to act in an expert witness capacity in litigation cases. Our data-centered approach has allowed us to create commercial value by exploiting state-of-the-art data analytics methodologies
Research Director - Real Estate and Financial Advisory
Abu Dhabi Capital Group
Apr 2017 – Mar 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Capital Group LLC is a private institutional investment house based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi Capital Group (“ADCG”) is a large investment company that has investments across various asset classes, industries and geographies. ADCG manages in-house well-diversified portfolios in global listed equities, fixed income and alternative investments. In addition ADCG has substantial private equity investments and real estate spreading across many sectors.
Senior Economic Consultant - Real Estate Advisory
Dar Al Arkan Real Estate
Sep 2016 – Apr 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate is a Saudi Arabian property development company. It is the largest developer by market value in Saudi Arabia. Dar Al-Arkan specializes in the development of master-planned lifestyle residential communities offering developed land parcels, apartments and villas.
Senior Economist - Financial Advisory
Silatech Impact Fund
Sep 2013 – Aug 2016, Doha, Qatar
Silatech is a social impact fund providing Financial Services designed to facilitate job creation for youth throughout all 22 Arab countries. Since its founding, Silatech has raised over USD 250mn of external financing, and has financed over 100,000 youth-owned businesses. The organization promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation of young people in economic development thus contributing to the attainment of a number of sustainable development goals.
Chief Economist - Real Estate Advisory
Tanween Real Estate / Barwa Bank and The First Investor Group
Oct 2011 – Sep 2013, Doha, Qatar
Tanween is a real estate developer and the real-estate development management consultancy unit of the Barwa Bank Group and The First Investor. Regulated by the Qatar Central Bank, The First Investor Q.S.C. is the largest closed shareholding investment banking firm in Qatar, and became a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Barwa Bank in 2009. The First Investor provides market leading services including Risk Compliance, Shariah Compliance, Governance, Investment Memorandums, Placement, Investment Closeout Reports and Investment/Fund Management.