Glada has 12 years’ experience in international oil and gas investment and resource governance policy. Working closely with many organisations and policy-making bodies she has helped formulate policy recommendations on sustainable resource strategy and water, food and energy pricing in the GCC countries and India. In 2015, she led the first ever assessment of energy use and delivery in displacement settings as part of the international Moving Energy Initiative.
Glada has an academic background in Middle East studies, economic development and international relations (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, London School of Economics, UK & University of Damascus, Syria). She was previously Senior Research Fellow at the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies (2002-2004) and has worked as an analyst and development consultant for several organizations. Glada is a Trustee on the Board of Capoeira4Refugees, working to empower vulnerable children in Palestine, Jordan and Syria.