Sam Blatteis

Mr. Blatteis is an American tech executive, global thought leader, and Middle East strategic thinker based in the Arab world for over 20 years. He has been interviewed as a Middle East strategic expert in the The Economist, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, US News and World Report and Fortune Magazine. As Google’s previous public policy head in the Gulf countries, Blatteis sat at the table advising some of the highest levels of government in the Middle East. Sam is the CEO and Co-Founder of the MENA Catalysts Inc, the world's preeminent Middle East public policy advisory and research firm.


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