Baraa Alshaikh Qasem is a Business Advisor for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where he provides technical assistance, business advisory services, and financial software solutions to local SMEs. He has more than seven years of professional experience in the financial sector as a financial accountant and analyst. Prior to MEII Mr. Qasem worked as a Treasury dealer and analyst at Cairo Amman Bank, where he was responsible for managing the bank’s overall FX position and money market investments. He also worked as a financial analyst at Osoul Invest analyzing financial and investment information collected from various local and international companies in addition to providing financial and consulting services. He also worked as a financial accountant at Unipal company. Mr. Qasem holds a BS in Accounting from Birzeit University, Palestine, and a CTP Certificate from the Association for Financial Professionals of USA.