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Mohamed Elmeshad

Dr Mohamed Elmeshad

Adjunct Faculty


  • Received PhD (and MA) from SOAS, University of London, from the Department of Development Studies
  • Studied The Political economy of Private Media in Egypt, under the supervision of Professor Gilbert Achcar
  • Obtained a BSc in Economics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Thesis: Elmeshad, M., 2021. The Political Economy of Private Media in Egypt (Doctoral dissertation, SOAS University of London).

Books chapters:
  • Elmeshad, M., 2015. ‘We Completely Agree: Egyptian Media in the Era of President El-Sisi,’ in Committee to Protect Journalists, 2015. Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Elmeshad M., 2024. Securitised Consolidation or How the State Co-opted Private Media. Amar, P. ed., 2024. Cairo Securitized: Reconceiving Urban Justice and Social Resilience. American University in Cairo Press.
Contributor to: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The New Arab, Jadaliyya, Mada Masr

Professional Experience

  • Academic and financial journalist with extensive experience leading teams in business reporting for the world’s pre-eminent outlets in the field. Has over a decade of additional experience in general news media as a writer, reporter, presenter, publication manager.
  • Has worked in private equity out of the GCC, helping launch one firm.
  • Worked out of Benin in West Africa for 4 years launching and operating a philanthropic organization, school and cross-Atlantic import/export business.
  • Taught at various institutions at undergraduate & postgraduate levels.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Institutions
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Media Institutional Developments (including political and commercial intersectionalities)
  • Political Economy
  • Geopolitics