Mohamed El DahshanMohamed El Dahshan




Occupational Information

Job Title: Managing Director, OXCON Frontier Markets and the Fragile States Consulting

Professional History

Mohamed El Dahshan is the managing director of OXCON, a research and consulting firm working on issues of economic development, freedom of expression, and internet governance in Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on fragile and post-conflict countries.  In addition, he is a Nonresident Fellow with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, and a co-founder of Afrilanthropy, a philanthropic investment advisory firm. Prior to this, his international development career took him to the United Nations, the African Development Bank, and the World Bank; he was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University Center for International Development.
Mohamed regularly writes and lectures on such topics as political transitions, economic development and entrepreneurship, and technology. He is the co-author of Diaries of the Revolution, as well as several book chapters, academic papers, and over 100 articles in leading publications including Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and The Guardian.
Mohamed has received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for his writing and is listed as one of "100 Africa Future Economic Leaders" by the Choiseul Institute, as well as the "100 Most Powerful Arabs under 40" by Arabian Business magazine. He is a Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Councils. 


MBA - Oxford
MPA in International Development - Harvard School of Government
MSc - Sciences-Po Paris


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: Research and Consulting, Economic Development, Science, Philanthropy Investment, Banking, Literature, Education, Politics, Entrepreneurship, Technology.