Alexandre Kateb is the founder and chairman of The Multipolarity Report. Alexandre has 20 years of professional experience at the crossroads of financial and strategic advisory, macroeconomic analysis and public policy. Through COMPETENCE FINANCE the advisory boutique he founded in 2009, when the world was still reeling from the Great Financial Crisis, he delivers strategic advisory to governments and financial institutions (central banks and commercial banks, investment funds, stock exchanges and clearing houses, regulatory bodies) on topics ranging from strategic foresight to risk anticipation and regulatory compliance. His clients include high profile companies and organisations such as the BNP Paribas Group and LCH Clearnet, the leading European clearing house, alongside institutional investors and a number of hedge funds.
Alexandre Kateb also advises a select number of governments in Europe, Africa and the Middle East on issues ranging from general economic policy, sector reform – with a focus on financial and monetary reforms – and investor attraction strategies. He was mandated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide strategic advisory in crisis-prone countries. In 2016, he was part of an Economic Task Force created by the Algerian government to design a new economic growth model following the collapse of oil prices. The resulting blueprint was praised by the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank. In 2018, Alexandre advised the Government of Chad on a new economic development strategy and on the overhaul of its oil revenue management framework.
Alexandre Kateb also filled key management positions among which Chief Economist and Group Head of Research at a pioneering MENA-focused financial services company and Deputy to the Director of Economic Research and Strategy at EXANE BNP PARIBAS. He also worked as a Banking supervisor at the French Banking Commission (ACPR), and as a senior economist within the Financial Stability Division of the Central Bank of France, where he monitored hedge funds and other non-banking financial institutions.
Alongside these professional assignments, Alexandre has been lecturing in Macroeconomics and International Finance at Sciences Po Paris over the past ten years. He is the author of acclaimed economic books including “The New World Powers. Why the BRICs are changing the world” (Ellipses, 2011) and “Arab economies on the move. A new development model for the MENA region“ (De Boeck Sup, 2019, with a foreword by former EU Commissioner and WTO Director General Pascal Lamy).
Fluent in French (native), English, Russian and Arabic, with a working knowledge of Spanish and German and an interest in Mandarin (Putonghua), Alexander Kateb is frequently invited as a key note speaker in high profile conferences and forums all over the world. He is frequently asked for his contrarian views on the markets, the global economy and key geopolitical developments by leading new agencies and media, including BBC World, France 24, TRT World, Russia Today, El-Ikhbariya, Al Jazeera, RTS, TV5 Monde, Voice of America, …). He has also written uncountable Op-Eds and has been extensively interviewed by leading newspapers such as Le Monde, Libération, La Tribune, Les Echos, Jeune Afrique, Le Point, L’Express, O Globo, The People’s Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, L’Orient Le Jour, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Caixin Global.
Alexandre Kateb holds a graduate degree in Quantitative economics from Ecole Centrale Paris (Master of Engineering) and a degree in Finance and Corporate strategy from Sciences Po Paris (Master of Arts).