Albert Kostanian is a senior fellow at IFI. He is an economist and an expert in strategy. He is also the content producer and host of “Vision 2030”, a leading TV show on LBCI that provides a platform for an in-depth debate around politics and policy making in Lebanon.
Albert has founded and is heading the Beirut office of Arthur D. Little, the world premier strategy consulting firm, after having spent years with the firm in France. His main areas of expertise are in infrastructure, public transportation and telecom. He worked for major international corporations and governments in a dozen of countries. Albert has also established a boutique consultancy “Levant Consult”, where he advises regional companies on their strategy, governance, M&A and financial and operational restructuring projects.
Albert is committed to promoting reforms in Lebanon and regularly publishes articles and studies in various domains in addition to having been active in politics and policy making, with a focus on electoral laws. He is the co-founder of “Les Plus Beaux Villages du Liban”, an NGO aiming at the preservation of rural heritage in Lebanon. He holds an MSc from the HEC School in Paris and a BA in economics from the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut.
Issues of Expertise
Economics, policy making, politics
Regions/Countries of Expertise
Middle East and Lebanon
Arabic, French, English