Chief Economist, APICORP
Leila Benali is an international expert in energy, strategic planning, investments, finance and energy diplomacy. She joined APICORP from Saudi Aramco where she was in charge of the company’s energy policy and gas strategy. Previously, she was director for the Middle East and Africa at IHS, a global research and consultancy in security and energy, in addition to being a professor at Sciences Po, and industrial engineer at Schlumberger. She chairs the Arab Energy Club and published numerous papers and books on energy, reforms and sustainable wealth. She holds a MS in Industrial Engineering from Mohammadia Engineering School and the Ecole Centrale Paris, in addition to a MS in political science and PhD Summa Cum Laude in Energy Economics from Sciences Po.