Ahmed Jallala (Ph. D.)

Independent Expert (Applied Economics), Tripoli, Libya.


Ahmed Jallala’s work has concentrated on economic issues relevant to the development process in Libya. He headed the strategic management of the development program directorate. In his capacity as director he supervised the development of the strategic management program (National Economic Development Board) developed by Ernst and Young in collaboration with Oxford Economics.

Prior to that, he was the director of development of business environment and investment directorate at the same institution. His academic work has concentrated on economic development issues relevant to the Libyan situation such as economic reform. More recently his work as an adviser to Libya Enterprise deals with policies and means to develop the business environment and the role of the private sector.


  • Independent Consultant.
    • Short term consultant World Bank Nov. 2013 - Jun., 2014
    • Local Expert, Upper Quartile (WYG), Libyan Private Sector Development Institutions Program. Nov. 2013 - Aug 2014.
  • Managing Partner – Miras for Training and Consultation,June. 2013 – Sept., 2013.
  • Economic adviser (Part time): Libya enterprise (Small and Medium Enterprises program), Dec. 2012 – present.
  • Retired (early retirement) since Feb. 1est,2011.
  • Economic adviser at National Economic Development Board (NEDB), June. 2010 – Jan. 2011.
  • Director of Strategic Management of the Development Program, NEDB, April, 2009 – Jun. 2010.
  • Director, Development of Business Environment and Investment Climate, NEDB, Jun. 2008 – April 2009.
  • Director of Research Department, NEDB, Aug. 2007 – Jun. 2008.
  • Research leader (Prof.) National Institute of Scientific Research 2006 – 2011.
  • Associate Prof. (Economic Adviser) – Industrial Research Center, Tripoli-Libya, 2000- 2007.
  • Associate Prof. (Researcher)-National Institute of Scientific Research, Tripoli-Libya, 1996-2000.
  • Assistant Prof. National Institute of Scientific Research, Tripoli-Libya. 1993-1996.
  • Lecturer, National Institute of Scientific Research, Tripoli-Libya, 1990-1993.
  • Graduate Student, University of Guelph-Canada, 1985-1990.
  • Associate Researcher, National Institute of Scientific Research, Tripoli-Libya, 1981-1985.
  • Graduate Student, University of Idaho, 1977-1981.
  • Employee, General Company of Agricultural Production and Marketing, Tripoli-Libya, 1976-1977.
  • Employee, National Investment Company, Tripoli-Libya, 1974-1976.


1. Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics), University of Guelph, Canada, 1990.
2. M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics), University of Idaho, U.S.A, 1981.
3. B.Sc. University of Tripoli (Agricultural Economics), Libya, 1974.