Profound analytical expertise
A passion for changing the world into a safe-guarded place
MEA – MidEastAnalyst policy experts bring a diverse spectrum of professional and educational experiences, cultural background and a vast array of disciplines to enrich and empower MEA’s performance. At MEA, the leadership role is restricted, the whole team – including students and volunteers – are decision-makers. This enabled MEA to promote innovation, valued-added and creativity of the team and develop its own unique analysis tools, which have proven to have an accurate strategic forecast. MEA’s team live by their slogan: “A passion to be part of MEA. A passion for changing the world into a safe-guarded place.”
President and Chief Executive Officer
Leadership of MEA – MidEastAnalyst
Joumana Gebara is president and chief executive officer of MEA- MidEastAnalyst, a nonpartisan research organization that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. MEA is also specialized in digital communication, social media analysis, media consulting, cross-cultural counseling and linguistic utilities. Gebara has helped MEA become a leading source of expertise, analysis and evidence-based ideas in an increasingly complex and polarized policymaking environment.
Biography of Joumana Gebara
Results-oriented international communications, advertising and marketing strategist with multidisciplinary expertise in the private and public sector. Professional instructor in versatile educational disciplines. Political and cross-cultural expert with multiple language skills and extensive historical, religious and legal system knowledge of Middle Eastern countries. Business analyst specializing in plans for acquisition and procurement of services and products, economic and financial plans. Professional writer and reporter with experience in various media outlet. Published author. Selected as the only Lebanese woman from a non-feudal political family to monitor US presidential electoral campaign. Fluent in: English, Arabic, German, French, Italian.
As a Political Risk Analyst with over 20 years’ experience covering Europe and the Middle East, Senior military SME and Terrorism Analyst, Gebara acquired in-depth experience and political knowledge on the status of Saudi, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Palestinian territories and Egypt. Specialized in extensive research, political assessments, strategic planning and thorough insight in political networks, Gebara proved to be a think tank on her own, who is able to provide key insight into the complex political developments of the Middle Eastern region in various languages.
Previously, in the field of education as lecturer at the university at the faculties of Business administration and Economics as well as Humanities, which encompassed various senior graduate courses, Gebara ensured that students can put the theoretical education of students into practice. Through her education and working experience in several companies and public institutions in various countries, Gebara was able to acquire a broad knowledge and analytical mind. Gebara is able to assess markets and political developments in the Middle East within a short time. Most – if not all of her political developments’ forecasts and analysis – were accurate.
Already in Germany, Gebara was voted for in absentia to represent the evening university in her area at the International Linguistic Progress. Today, Gebara was chosen to represent and manage MEA – MidEastAnalyst because of her expertise, passion in what she does, respect to the views and wisdom in managing the team. Gebara is often quoted and interviewed in diverse disciplines. Gebara is reliable, honest and has a unique human approach despite the conflict of interests, which has proven key success for her career and for MEA – MidEastAnalyst. Joumana Gebara was always a role model for her compatriots, she dares what few dared. Her political opinion was highly estimated and her analytical proposals were permanently visionaire and light years ahead of her generation.
The Blaze quotes MEA’s President Joumana Gebara who is the quickest and covers the quintessence of Arabic media
‘Islam, eternal religion of peace’: Charlie Hebdo hits Muslim world with another scathing cartoon – by @DaveVUrbanski
— Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) August 23, 2017
20Minuten, MLR, SDA, AFP quote MEA’s President Joumana Gebara for accurate and reliable news on terrorism – Iran attack was Fake
MEA’s President Joumana Gebara invented Lebxit in resonance to Brexit although she is against break-up of European Union
President of MEA – MidEastAnalyst Joumana Gebara shares her expertise on terrorism with Spanish La Marea’s Journalist Jose Bautista
La vida después de DAESH – by @JoseAntonio_BG
En opinión de Baños, aplicar medidas represivas contra este grupo solo serviría para ahondar en su radicalización, un punto de vista que comparte la libanesa Joumana Gebara, especialista en geopolítica de Oriente Próximo. Gebara detalla puntos para una revisión teórica del Islam a nivel global, y defiende la creación de consejos locales integrados por representantes de distintas etnias, credos y facciones, así como centros para prestar ayuda psicológica sobre el terreno. “Es un plan a corto y largo plazo, no habrá resultados inmediatos e incluso veremos emerger nuevas organizaciones parecidas a DAESH”, explica Gebara desde Beirut por correo electrónico.Jose Bautista
Uproxx quotes MEA’s President Joumana Gebara who uncovers Fake News circulating on the net especially on Terrorist Twitter
What We Know About The EgyptAir Flight That Vanished En Route From Paris To Cairo – by @KimberRicci
— Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) May 19, 2016
CAMS’ Senior Consultant Bachir El-Nakib quotes Joumana Gebara on why Rohingya are persecuted in his article on Myanmar
Why the Rohingya are being persecuted? – by @Bachir El-Nakib
Because they are at the wrong place at Mynmar, a strategic location for The Belt
The OBOR – China New Silk Road and Gas and more…
Did you ask yourself why Rohynga didn’t fly to China which is nearer than Bangladesh? The answer is China, said Joumana Gebara (Geopolitical Analyst & Senior SME)
Le Parisien covers the accuracy and professionalism of President of MEA – MidEastAnalyst Joumana Gebara in debunking Fake News
Crise dans le Golfe : les dessous de la fausse rumeur de coup d’Etat au Qatar – Un «Front de libération du Qatar» sorti de nulle part – by @LeParisienMonde
Que ce soit sur Twitter, Facebook ou sur des médias du Moyen-Orient, on retrouve une seule et même source : un communiqué signé du «Front de Libération du Qatar». Quatre annonces -traduites en anglais par une journaliste experte de la région, Joumana Gebara, y sont faites :
I translated the #Qatar Communique by pseudo-opposition to #English pic.twitter.com/rPwjk8WXEL – Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) 5 juin 2017
Autre étrangeté : l’heure à laquelle l’information a fuité pour la première fois. Joumana Gebara s’étonne à 00h52 sur Twitter, soit environ une heure et demie après les premières publications, de l’écart entre l’heure de publication, relevée par Google, et l’heure indiquée sur le premier site-relais. «C’est bizarre que Google dise que l’article a été posté il y a quinze heures alors que l’article parle de 23h29», écrit-elle.
3/ Disturbing is that google says article posted 15 hours ago, but the article says at 11:29 pm
– Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) 5 juin 2017
The Daily Caller quotes MEA’s President Joumana Gebara as an accurate source of information on Syria especially SDF
Greece’s Altsantiri relies on MEA’s President Joumana Gebara as an accurate source of information on attacks on Christians in Egypt
Επίθεση ενόπλων σε χριστιανούς Κόπτες στην Αίγυπτο – Τουλάχιστον 28 οι νεκροί (εικόνες) – by @altsantirigr
— Joumana Gebara (@JoumanaGebara) 26 Μαΐου 2017
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