Hadi Fathallah is the Chief Economist at the startup Recyclo, the Scrap Circular Economy, working on restructuring the recycling industry: making it digital, financially sustainable, and less volatile for recyclers, industry and local governments.
Previously, Hadi was the Food Security Coordinator and Project Manager for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, and an economist at FAO’s Regional Office for Near East and North Africa. He has previously consulted for various international organizations, including the World Bank, World Food Program, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD), in addition to private corporate consulting in energy, engineering, and business management.
Hadi is a fellow of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs at Cornell University and a Global Shaper from the Erbil Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He holds an Executive Masters in International Oil and Gas Leadership from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and IFP School, Paris; a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in International Development from Cornell University; and a Bachelors of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB).