Abdallah BouHabib is currently the Managing Director of a Lebanese Think Tank, the Issam Fares Center for Lebanon, which he founded in April 2007; a Lecturer at La Sagesse University (since 2002); and a colomnist (twice a month) at Assafir daily newspaper. He is a frequent visitor on Lebanese and Arab TVs and radio talk shows.
He began his career at the World Bank in 1976 as an Economist and then a Senior Loan Officer in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. From May 1983 to February 1990, Dr. BouHabib served as Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United States. He rejoined the World Bank in February 1992 as Adviser to the MENA Vice President and Regional Communication Unit Chief. In March 2001, Ambassador BouHabib returned to Lebanon and served until August, 2005 as Senior Adviser to Lebanon’s Deputy Prime Minister.
Dr. Bou Habib is the author of a book “Ad Daou’ al Asfar” (Arabic, 1991) that discusses US Policy towards Lebanon. He is married to Julia Cole and has three children.
Dr. Bou Habib is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.