Mohammed Aly Sergie is the Qatar correspondent for Bloomberg News, where he covers the oil and gas industry, the country’s foreign investments and its diplomatic activities. He was previously a senior writer/editor at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote and produced the Sunni-Shia Divide, a Webby Award-winning interactive multimedia presentation exploring the roots and consequences of Islam’s schism. In 2012, he helped launch Syria Deeply and was the senior editor for the site. Mohammed grew up in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, and has reported extensively from rebel-controlled territories in northern Syria in 2013.
Mohammed previously reported on private equity deals for Dow Jones in New York and established a bureau for the news service in Saudi Arabia, where he covered politics, business and culture in the kingdom. Mohammed was the first foreign correspondent on the ground to report on the 2009 border conflict between Saudi Arabia and Houthi rebels in Yemen, and contributed reporting on the 2011 uprisings in Syria and Libya for The Wall Street Journal. He has served as a moderator at conferences on finance, energy, and foreign affairs in the United States and the Middle East.
Before moving to Riyadh in 2008, Mohammed wrote about sovereign wealth funds and investment banks in the U.A.E. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in political science and has a master’s in economics from Fordham University.
Contact Mohammed at msergie at gmail dot com.
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