Leen Aghabi

“The Saïd Foundation realizes that potential is not an end-point, but a capacity to grow and learn. By that, they identify individuals with potential in the region and help them refine their skills and knowledge, and prepare them to return back to their home countries to positively contribute and inspire others”.

Leen Aghabi is a Jordanian policy specialist with nearly a decade of experience in public policy and economic development. Currently, she is an Economist at the Resident Representative Office of the International Monetary Fund in Jordan.

Prior, she worked with the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, where her portfolio of advisory projects focused on providing private sector solutions that lay the foundation for sustainable economic growth in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

Before joining the World Bank Group, Leen was a Policy Analyst at the Political Affairs Directorate of the Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. She was also a Research Fellow at the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute, where she supported the research and implementation of several Human Security and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) projects.

Leen holds a Master’s degree in International Relations, with Merit, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which she completed as a Saïd Foundation scholar.

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