Tala Fakhro is a seasoned and well-rounded professional with multiple skill sets, with government administration, legal, and banking experience. Managed team of 12 at the Economic Development Board, heading the Market & Strategy Intelligence department. Previously had 13 years of structuring and portfolio management experience at Morgan Stanley in London, Gulf International Bank, the Saudi National Commercial Bank and NCB Capital in Bahrain. Tala has a broad and detailed knowledge of legal and structural aspects of private equity transactions, private equity and mutual fund structures, hedge funds, credit derivatives, structured finance and alternative investment products. She has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Smith College, Northampton, holds a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC, and has passed the New York bar exam. She is currently the Executive Director for Market & Strategy Intelligence at the Economic Development Board.