Mohammed Soliman

Mohammed Soliman, Manager, advises clients in the Middle East and North Africa.

Within our Middle East and North Africa practice, Mr. Soliman drives the expansion of new service lines, conducts market assessments, develops market entry strategies, identifies investment opportunities, provides deep regional knowledge and expertise, and assists clients in navigating complex political, policy, and regulatory matters. A native of Cairo, Mr. Soliman began his career as an engineer and worked as a consultant, providing strategic advisory services for local and international businesses. 

In addition to his work with McLarty Associates, Mr. Soliman is the director of the Strategic Technologies and Cyber Security Program at the Middle East Institute, where he leads a global team of scholars to explore the policy challenges associated with the intersection of technology, geopolitics, and business in emerging markets. He is also a visiting fellow with the National Security Program at Third Way. Mr. Soliman has written for or been quoted by The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, USA Today, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The National Interest, and has appeared on the BBC, France 24, and Deutsche Welle.  He frequently speaks at conferences around the globe and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on emerging markets, geopolitics, and global technology policy. Mr. Soliman has additionally served as a country analyst for the Peace Tech Lab at the US Institute of Peace, as a Huffington Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and as a Junior Centennial Fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Mr. Soliman earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Egyptian Aviation Academy and graduated with a Master of Science in Foreign Service with distinction from Georgetown University. He is a recipient of the Open Society Foundations’ Civil Society Leadership Award, was included on the 2021 CSIS National Security & Foreign Affairs Top 50 Leadership List, and is a Middle East Policy Council 40 Under 40 awardee.

Mr. Soliman is a native Arabic speaker and has reading knowledge of German, Turkish, and Persian.