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Mr. Salah Brahimi is President and CEO of Grey Matter LLC (GMI Group), a global strategic advisory firm that operates as a “network of networks”. Much like Mr. Brahimi, Grey Matter’s specialty is multi-sector business development. Aside from his work with Grey Matter, Mr. Brahimi currently works with the European Commission, the Stimson Center, and the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Mr. Brahimi is very experienced in international business, especially in the Middle East. He was a Board Director at many institutions that deal in international business, such as ACWA Power International, which is the Arab World’s leading international power and water production developer, and Braatz, an international business advisory and operations firm with partners from the GCC, Europe, the USA, North Africa, and the Levant. He was also Vice President of EPI and Financial Board Director of EPI-North Africa Ltd., which at the time was Algeria’s first and leading private diversified conglomerate.

For over a decade, Mr. Brahimi was a senior executive at the World Bank, with responsibility for the Bank’s largest global public goods multilateral Trust Fund portfolio. He was the youngest and first non-EU expert to be hired by the European Commission, the Executive branch of the EU, where he does work on Development Framework Programs. Mr. Brahimi has sourced, advised on, and co-managed investments in areas such as finance, international realty, industrial & commercial assets, and agribusiness. This is only a small sample of the work he has done in international business!

Mr. Brahimi graduated from Brussels University with a degree in engineering. He holds a Harvard Business School post-graduate Certificate in Institutional Leadership! He is a long-standing member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and belongs to a number of professional societies, such as The World Bank’s Professional Bankers’ Association (PBA), its Association of Accounting and Finance Professionals (AAFP), the Arab Bankers’ Association of North America (ABANA), the Brussels University Alumni Association, the Brussels University Society of Engineers, and the Harvard Business School Network. Mr. Brahimi is also active in philanthropy and civil society. Mr. Brahimi’s interests in business and the Middle East make him a great fit for our advisory board, and we are so proud to have him representing ABPA!