Partner, MENA

Ghassan el Bitar

Ghassan is an Expectation State Partner, leading our expansion in MENA

Ghassan is a seasoned development professional with 18 years of experience leading and implementing programmes across the Middle East and North Africa, including on issues related to democracy, good governance, and security. He has a proven track record of fostering strong local and international partnerships across the region and has managed programmes on behalf of a range of donors, including USAID, (formerly) DFID, Dutch MFA, UK FCO, EU, ECHO, PRM, MEPI, DRL, OFDA, and CIDA.

Prior to joining Expectation State, Ghassan worked at a number of international agencies focused on parliamentary and presidential elections, political transitions, and local governance. His work has required him to engage and build relationships with Ministers, Parliamentarians and heads of municipalities across the Arab world. Ghassan has an academic background in Political Studies and Business Administration.