Prof. Gil Feiler, PhD.

Member of Advisory Board


Prof. Feiler holds a PhD in Middle East Economics from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the International Management Program at the Israeli Institute of Technology, Technion. Prof. Feiler currently serves as Director of the Bank of Georgia for the Middle East and North Africa, as Partner at Forest Investment House ($1.5B AUM), and as Head of the Advisory Board of Cannabics Pharmaceuticals (CNBX).

During 20 years in academia, Prof. Feiler taught Business, Economics, and Middle East Studies as an Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University and at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya. He has extensive senior executive business experience in both small and large companies, including Coca Cola Israel; he is founder of the largest news portal in the Arabic world, and has served on the board of The First International Bank of Israel, Mutual Fund Division; Prof. Feiler also served as Special Business Advisor to the Government of Ras al-Khemah, United Arab Emirates.

Prof. Feiler is an Alumni of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (1997), and has also published extensively on business opportunities in the Middle East, on Political Economy, on Economic Cooperation, and on Financing of Terrorism. He is also the author of several books including: Rethinking Business Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa (London: The Economist, 1997); From Boycott to Economic Cooperation: An Analysis of the Arab Boycott of Israel (London: Frank Cass: 1998), The Middle East in the New Millennium (New York: Kluwer Law International, 2000), Economic Relations Between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2003), and Investing in Russia, the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan (Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2007) (co-authored with Alexandre Garese).

Prof. Feiler delivered a UN Seminar on Palestinian Economic Development Prospect, as well as several papers at Harvard conferences and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, including: 

Gil Feiler, "Al Qaeda: The Missing Pieces", Annual Meeting 2003, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2003.

Gil Feiler, "The Economic Consequences of the War on Terror", Annual Meeting 2003, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2003

Gil Feiler, "Intra-regional Cooperation in International Tourism", International Seminar on Middle East Regional Cooperation: Prospects and Problems, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in cooperation with the National Centre for Middle East Studies (Cairo) and Harvard University, Cairo, March 31, 1993.

Gil Feiler, "Balancing Trade and Security in the Region", Making Peace Pay: Balancing Security and Prosperity, Harvard University Conference, English Speaking Union, London, July 2-3, 1996.

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