Besan Saleh is a Senior Portfolio Analyst for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Palestine where she is responsible for underwriting and analyzing the credit worthiness of SME loan applications. She has over five years of experience in SME banking.  Prior to MEII, Ms. Saleh worked for the Islamic Bank as the head of the SME Facilities department. Ms. Saleh works as a part-time economic lecturer at Al-Quds Open University. Ms. Saleh holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a BS degree in Finance and Banking from Birzeit University, Palestine.