Youssef Benslim

Former Director of Government Affairs │Public Policy


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I started my 20 years career in marketing, business development and general management before specializing in government affairs, public policies, regulatory, advocacy and community relations in French speaking African and Middle Eastern emerging markets. Experience across various sectors, including: OEM and Aftermarket Automotive Manufacturing and Supply, Mobility/Transport and Information Technologies.

Areas of expertise
Government Affairs & Public Policy

Areas of Expertise Include: • Solid understanding of public policy making, legislative and regulatory processes and political trends in Middle Eastern, GCC and North African markets • Good understanding of regional markets and dynamics and knowledge of key market players in the MENA region • Mapping of key decision makers and public/private stakeholders • Advise the company’s teams on public policy matters to guide development of products, services and policies • Creating and leading Public affairs, Lobbying, Community Relations, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and campaigns to support company’s business plan Experience: Government Relations, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations - North Africa Careem/Uber May 2019 – May 2020 Government Affairs Manager - Middle East & North Africa Ford Motor Company Sep 2015 – Dec 2018 Deputy Managing Director Automotive Industry Nov 2008 – Jul 2015 Public Affairs Manager Confidential Apr 2007 – Oct 2008 Sales & Marketing Manager Confidential Jun 2003 – Mar 2007 E-Banking Projects Manager Societe Generale May 2000 – May 2003