Mazen Arafat has worked in various banking and investment management roles in London for two decades. He was previously involved in economic development projects in Palestine and continues to have research and policy interest in the subject. Mazen is a trustee of Friends of Birzeit University and a board member of Zaytoun, a British social company importing Palestinian products. He is also engaged with the work of Medical Aid for Palestinians. Mazen has long supported Al-Shabaka’s work and serves on its Development Committee. He holds a BA in Economics and an MPhil in Political Science.