Youssef M. Ibrahim is currently the Managing Director of Strategic Energy Investment Group (SEIG) based in Dubai, Media City. Before taking up this position Ibrahim served for 18 years as senior regional Middle East correspondent for the “New York Times” and for 6 years as Energy Editor for the “Wall Street Journal”. In 1999 he took up an assignment as Vice President Head of Media and Public Affairs for North and South America & Special consultant to the management board on Middle East for British Petroleum. In 2002 Ibrahim accepted a one-year task as Senior Fellow for Middle East Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations. After this he served as Group Editor for Energy Intelligence Group.
Ibrahim writes weekly and bi-weekly columns in “Gulf News” and the “Daily Star”. He also writes opinion-editorial pieces for the “New York Times”, the “Washington Post”, the “International Herald Tribune”, and “United Press International”. He has published over 4000 articles since 1979, and he is the author of a 354-page geopolitical profile of Egypt.