Badr Berrada Founder & CEO

Badr Berrada is a tech entrepreneur & international best-selling author. As a Founder & CEO of BBN Times, he manages a team of more than 150 renowned industry experts. He has been featured in renowned publications such as Forbes MagazineThrive GlobalIrish Tech NewsHerald-Tribune and IdeaMensch. His first book, « The Growth Hacking Book: Most Guarded Growth Marketing Secrets The Silicon Valley Giants Don’t Want You To Know », co-authored with Parul Agrawal & Rohan Chaubey and other highly followed entrepreneurs has been ranked amongst the best entrepreneurial books by Forbes Magazine. It also earned numerous Amazon No 1 bestselling positions in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, India and Australia. Badr holds a master's degree in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and bachelor degree in Finance from Cass Business School.

 

Football and Economics

When people think of economics, the temptation is to think of old men and women, sitting around on green benches debating the most boring of issues. When they think of football, they think of the glitz and glamour of the Premier League – young millionaire men driving fast cars and living the life most people can only dream of.

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COP 22: Marrakesh's Time to Shine

In COP 22, Morocco’s voice will be strongly heard as 2016 is turning into the hottest year on record with global temperature at least 1C above the long-term average.

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Colombia: The Economics of Pablo Escobar

Cocaine is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. With its plain strategies of demand and supply, key market players have been able to demonstrate the futility of prohibition for decades. Despite the billions of dollars that the Colombian government alone has thrown at the ballooning industry, drug trafficking has prevailed.

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Fierce Competition for Aramco's IPO

Aramco is expected to double Alibaba’s IPO by offering 5% of the company to institutional investors, initially in Riyadh and possibly raise a record $100 billion. In the past few months, Saudi Arabia set the investment world on fire over the possible sale of shares in the world’s largest oil company, Aramco. 

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Orange is the New 'Bank'

Following the success of ‘Orange Money’ in the MENA region and its recent status of majority shareholder in Groupama Banque, the French telecommunication giant will offer from the beginning of next year a 100% mobile banking service that reflects the changing consumer behaviour and preferences

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