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Salah Brahimi is President and CEO of Grey Matter LLC (GMI Group), a global boutique strategic advisory services firm, operating as a “network of networks” and focused on integrated operational multi-sector business development, based in Washington DC.

Brahimi is a Board Director at a number of corporate and institutional entities, including Water Safe Solutions, and was also an Independent Board Director of ACWA Power International, the Arab World’s leading international power and water investment partnership and operations management firm. Mr. Brahimi has sourced, advised on and co-managed Family Office assets in portfolios invested in areas such as financial investments, international realty, industrial & commercial assets and agribusiness; he was also a Board Director of Braatz, an international business advisory and operations firm with partners from the GCC, Europe, the USA, North Africa and the Levant, and is active in philanthropy and civil society.

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. Prior to that, he worked as a Consultant and led Transtech International Inc., a Europe-based global consulting group involved in negotiating corporate and institutional North-South partnerships. He was also a 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. Mr. Brahimi owned Solman Inc., a consulting firm focused on international business development.

Brahimi, an Engineer by training, with a Harvard Business School post-graduate Certificate in Institutional Leadership, is also active in development cooperation. He was the youngest and first non-EU expert within the EC’s Peer-Review Panels for Research & Technology for Development Framework Programs, on which he still serves as an EU expert, as well as being a Board Advisor of the Stimson Center and of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Brahimi is a long-standing member of the United States 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, Brussels University Society of Engineers, and the Harvard Business School Network.