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Ghaidaa Hetou  Ph.D.

is the founder of i-Strategic, a consulting firm she founded in 2014. Dr. Hetou guides the development and oversees the operational efficiency of i-Strategic. She is a skilled, sought-after consultant and adviser on MENA affairs, policy analysis, business intelligence and political risk assessment.

Dr. Hetou speaks Arabic, English and German fluently. French, Turkish and Farsi are spoken at i-Strategic as well. She lived in Germany, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. The firm is based in New Jersey, in the United States.

Dr. Hetou has a BA in Economics, MA in Economics and MS in Global Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. Dr. Hetou was invited to give lectures on International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Business Models, and Water and Security in MENA between 2011 and 2017.

Dr. Hetou presented at numerous conferences in the U.S., and at international conferences on MENA affairs. She has also been invited to participate on numerous academic and corporate panels. Her areas of expertise are: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Arab states, Turkey, MENA Geopolitics & Geostrategic Analysis, MENA Economic, Investment and Foreign Policies.