Assaad Al Achi
Born in Damascus on 21 June 1980 is a Syrian economist and civil society activist. Founding member of the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, Assaad joined the revolutionary movement in Syria early on both the activism and mobilization level, and the political level. He joined the Syrian National Council in December 2011 and helped establish the Assistance Coordination Unit of the Syrian Opposition Coalition in December 2012.He is also founding member of the Syrian Nonviolence Movement and Freedom Days activist platform. He graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD.
From 2003 until 2014, he worked for the American Oil and Gas Company ConocoPhillips where he excelled his communication and project management skills. He left in August 2014 as a senior economist in Aberdeen, Scotland. Prior to this announcement, Assaad was the senior program manager for Baytna Syria.