Hania has extensive experience working in the private and public sectors. She was Director of Research at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London, responsible for the Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Before that, she was Director of the Middle East and North Africa region at The Economist Intelligence Unit – The Economist Group. Prior to that, Hania worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Before moving to the USA, she worked in investment banking in London and Johannesburg, where she covered emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Hania studied at London University. She has a B.Sc. degree in Economics (LSE), an M.Sc. in Economics (UCL), and a Ph.D. in Economics (SOAS).