Rime Allaf is a writer,
broadcaster and consultant specializing in Middle East affairs, and an
Associate Fellow of the
Royal Institute of
International Affairs, also known as Chatham House.
In her writings, interviews
and talks, she covers various political, socio-economic and cultural
aspects of the Middle East (particularly the Arab-Israeli conflict,
Iraq and Syria), in addition to media and communication, and the role
She has published numerous political analyses and commentaries, and is
interviewed frequently by international
broadcast and print. She also regularly posts brief comments about
current affairs in the blog (Mosaics)
on her website.
With an extensive consultancy background in marketing and market
research, she has gained significant insight on Arab and European
markets, having conducted numerous projects for international business
and media corporations in Europe, the US and the Arab world.
She was previously the Managing Director of a consultancy in Damascus,
advising foreign companies entering the region on political, business,
legal and social issues. She was a member
of the founding board of directors of the
British Syrian Society, a non-governmental organization
aiming at enhancing relations between Britain and Syria.
Allaf is multicultural and multilingual (fluent in English, French and
Arabic since childhood, and Spanish, German and Italian). She studied
Political Science in Switzerland before acquiring an American
Bachelor's in Management and a Master's in Marketing.
Born in Syria, Allaf has spent most of her life living, studying and
working in Switzerland, the United States, Austria and Britain,
regularly visiting the Middle East. She is married and currently
lives in London.