Thuraiya Alhashmi is a visiting fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Prior to joining AGSIW, she was a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she completed her master’s degree in international business focusing on strategic management and international consultancy as well as international negotiations and conflict resolution. Alhashmi spent last summer with the World Bank Group Doing Business Global Team in Washington, DC, where she worked on the “2017 Doing Business” report covering trade reform and paying taxes indicator. She also worked with the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations in New York covering the Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) and the Security Council.
Alhashmi started her career with HSBC bank covering the UAE and Middle East and North Africa region. During her time there, she held different roles in commercial banking relationship management, Middle East risk, and operational and regulatory risk. Her portfolio included Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Algeria. Alhashmi’s research areas of interest include corporate governance of financial institutions, digital economy, and private sector development. Alhashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance from the American University of Sharjah.