Mohammed H. Barakat

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Alma materAmerican University
  • American - Jordanian Businessman
  • Strategist
  • Consultant

Mohammed H. Barakat is an American - Jordanian businessman, strategist, and consultant who has made significant contributions to advancing US-Middle East relations. He is currently the Managing Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the US-Qatar Business Council, a non-profit organization that promotes new and expanded business relations between US and Qatari companies. Also known as Mohammed Barakat or Moe Barakat

Education and Career

Barakat hold's a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration and earned an Advanced Business Strategy Degree from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Master's degree from American University in Washington DC in Law and US Legislation and Information Technology. Additionally, he is a Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and has completed several Executive Degree programs in Marketing, Finance, and Defense Procurement.

Mohammed H. Barakat has played a key role in leading several congressional members' trips [1]internationally and traveling and leading multiple business delegations to many states and cities in the United States[2].

Barakat has been instrumental in organizing and leading multiple trips for Congressional members to the Middle East, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, to discuss trade and business relations between the United States and the region. These trips have helped to foster greater understanding and cooperation between the US and Middle East countries and have led to the creation of new business opportunities for American companies.

Barakat has also led numerous business delegations to various states and cities across the United States, including Texas, Virginia, Colorado, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, North Carolina, South Carolina, Boston, New York, Maryland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Las Vegas, West Virginia, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana[3], Georgia, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, and Chicago, among others. These delegations have allowed American businesses to connect with Qatari and other Middle Eastern companies, facilitating greater trade and investment[4] between the US and the region.

Through these efforts, Barakat has played a significant role in strengthening US-Middle East relations and promoting greater economic cooperation between the two regions.

In addition to his work in the private sector, Mohammed H. Barakat has also made significant contributions to national security and human rights issues.

National security and Human Rights

Between the years of 2004 and 2006, Barakat worked for the US intelligence community, During this time, he contributed to the US efforts to combat terrorism and promote stability in the Middle East.

Furthermore, Barakat has also been involved in advancing human rights, women's rights, and children's rights in the Middle East. He has worked with various organizations to promote greater access to education and healthcare for underserved communities, and to empower women and children in the region. He has also been involved in efforts to advance the economic development of these communities.

Barakat's work in these areas demonstrates his commitment to promoting greater understanding, cooperation, and stability in the Middle East, and his dedication to advancing human rights and economic development in underserved communities.

Recognition and Awards

Barakat's contributions to US-Middle East relations have been recognized through several awards, including the US Middle East Policy Council 40 Under 40 award in 2021.[5]


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