Ramy Yaacoub is the founder and Executive Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). Mr. Yaacoub is also the founder of the Maktabti audiobooks and podcast platform, in addition to being the former Chairman of iProductions and the former CEO of O MENA Media, two companies under the umbrella of O Media Holding. Mr. Yaacoub holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a focus on U.S.-Middle East relations from American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He previously served as Chief of Staff of the then-parliament-majority Free Egyptians Party in Egypt. You can follow him on Twitter: @RamyYaacoub.