A veteran of the media industry, Ehab Al Shihabi understands the complex relationship between media coverage and commerce, technology, ideology, and politics in countries around the world. He has lived and worked in the Middle East, North America, Asia, and Europe and consulted with a number of leading firms. At present, Ehab Al Shihabi is a senior fellow at the Murrow Center with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He also serves as strategic advisor to the director general of Al Jazeera Media Network.

Before joining Al Jazeera, Ehab Al Shihabi spent more than15 years working for international consulting firms. He has advised senior level leaders across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in business strategy formulation and implementation including investment, mergers, and acquisitions.

His experience includes development strategy and a set of tools that help US and international clients to develop and manage an external affairs strategy and protect economic value. He has helped clients organize, set priorities, and mobilize to work collaboratively with government bodies, lobbying groups, and regulators. He has provided deep insight into the impact of such major international competition forces as the role and influence of rapidly emerging markets; the need to accelerate productivity in developed economies; the ever-increasing connectedness of the global economy; the tension between rising resource consumption and the desire for environmental sustainability; and governments’ ever-larger role in the economy.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Ehab Al Shihabi holds a master of science in leadership and strategy. He also earned a master of business administration from the University of Jordan, where he completed his undergraduate education.