Rochdi Younsi is Director of Middle East and North Africa, International Government Relations, for Exxon Mobil Corporation in Washington, D.C. In his capacity, he provides in-house political risk assessment to various business departments of the company and contributes to designing the company’s investment and government relations strategy in the Middle East and North Africa region. He also manages ExxonMobil’s relationships with various diplomatic representations in Washington. Mr. Younsi represents the company on several business councils including the US-Qatar Business Council, the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, and the US-Libya Business Association.
Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Mr. Younsi worked for Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm, where he served as the Director of the Middle East and Africa Practice. He provided short term and long-terms political and economic risk analysis for financial, corporate, and government clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. He also contributed to business development efforts globally.
Mr. Younsi holds a Law degree from the University of Algiers and a Master’s degree in International Relations form the University of San Diego. He also earned a Master’s degree and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.