Samir Seifan is a prominent Syrian Economist. He holds a bachelor degree in economic sciences from Aleppo University – Syria (1974) and a diploma in finances from the Technical High School of Leipzig, Germany (1987). He is president of Syrian Management Consultants Association. (SMCA). He runs his own business as the Managing Partner of Arab Development Centre (ADC), a firm providing economic research and business consultancy for the private sector, governmental institutions and international organisations. He has participated in several government teams for economic reform in Syria and is still participating actively in on-going discussion about reform in Syria. He is the writer or co-writer of several books and studies about reform in Syria.