Carla provides on-the-ground analysis of macroeconomic and financial developments in MENA to external and internal stakeholders of the Bank, including clients and senior management. Based in Dubai, she contributes regularly to Global Research publications and is quoted in local and regional media. Carla joined the Global Research team in 2013 as an economist after completing the one-year Financial Markets International Graduate programme. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the American University of Beirut. Carla speaks French, English and Arabic fluently.