Rana Samaha

Rana Samaha

Head of Data Analytics and Strategy and Beirut Bureau Chief

About Rana

RANA SAMAHA leads the data analytics practice at Energy Intelligence.

Within this role, Rana focuses on creating, expanding and enhancing data analytics tools built by the Energy Intelligence data research team. She has led the development and expansion of the World Crude Oil Data Tool, Low-Carbon Investment Tracker and the LNG tracker, as well as ongoing enhancement of existing data sets. Her role recently has grown to focus on clients’ needs in integrating data into their workflow and as part of the wider offering within Energy Intelligence.

Prior to that, Rana spent over eight years with Energy Intelligence Research and Advisory as a Director in energy markets and strategy. Rana advised companies and institutions in the energy industry on various oil, gas, energy policy and economic development issues in the Middle East and North Africa. She managed a team of analysts based in Beirut and Dubai, engaging in business development activities, advisory project management and execution for clients in the Middle East. Rana has also participated in public discussions and events globally, where she talked about Middle East energy developments.

Prior to joining Energy Intelligence, Rana served as an Economist with the United Nations Development Program and the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade in Beirut. She has also taught international finance, economic development and introductory economics at the Lebanese American University and the American University of Beirut.

Rana holds an MSc in global market economics from the London School of Economics, as well as a BA in economics with a minor in political science from the American University of Beirut. Rana is fluent in Arabic, French and English.