Zaki Mehchy

Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Biography

Zaki Mehchy is working on non-state actors dynamics in Syria during the conflict.

Zaki is also a co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR). His work focuses on development policies and he has participated in several research and studies on socio-economic impact of the crisis in Syria, poverty and multidimensional deprivation, labor force, demography, local governance, and community empowerment.

He worked for the Syrian Center for Development Research as a senior researcher before working for SCPR in 2012. He obtained a B.A. in Economics from Damascus University.

In 2002, he obtained a Diploma certificate in International Economic Relations from Damascus University. He has MSc in International Economics from the University of Essex, UK.

Past experience

2018-19 Academy Asfari Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
2012 - present Co-founder/researcher, Syrian Center for Policy Research
2009-12 Senior research analyst, The Syria Trust for Development
2006-09 Research analyst, The Syria Trust for Development