Mohammed Soliman is a manager at McLarty Associates and the director of the Center for Strategy and Emerging Technology at the Middle East Institute. His work focuses on the intersection of geopolitics, tech, and business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

A native of Cairo, Mohammed started his career as an engineer and worked as a consultant, providing strategic advisory services for local and international businesses. In Washington, DC, he has also served as a country analyst for the Peace Tech Lab at the US Institute of Peace, as a Huffington Fellow at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and as a Junior Centennial Fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Mohammed earned his Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from the Egyptian Aviation Academy and graduated with a Master of Science in Foreign Service with distinction from Georgetown University, where he chaired the Georgetown Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Forum. He is also a 2017 recipient of the Open Society Foundation’s Civil Society Leadership Award. Mohammed is a native Arabic speaker and has a reading knowledge of German, Turkish, and Persian.


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