Amir Tissaoui is a Senior Credit Specialist for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia where he is responsible for analyzing the credit worthiness of SME loan applications and for managing guaranteed loan portfolios with three partner banks. He is a seasoned banker and a financial expert with more than seven years of experience in the banking industry in Tunisia. Prior to MEII, he worked with Amen Bank as a Credit Analyst primarily responsible for loan underwriting to start-ups and SMEs. He was also a board member of several Private Equity companies in Tunisia where he contributed in establishing their investment strategies. Mr. Tissaoui holds a BS in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Finance from the IHEC Carthage Business School, Tunisia, a specialized Master’s Degree in Banking from the IFID Tunis Business School. He is currently working on achieving Level 3 of the CFA Program.