Mishaal Al Gergawi

Writer and Entrepreneur in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mishaal Al Gergawi

Writer and Entrepreneur in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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I am the founder and managing director of The Delma Institute, a risk advisory firm, and the co-director of emerge85, a lab exploring change in the emerging world and its global impact. Together with my partner Butheina Kazim, I also created Cinema Akil, an independent cinema (Unfortunately, this site doesn't allow for multiple links so you'll have to Google those orgs if they're of interest.)

My interests range from histories to futures. I am also interested in art and sociology. More broadly, I think of the world as an ocean of (mostly) unconnected dots. I enjoy drawing lines between them. I’m particularly interested in the convergence taking place in emerging markets and how they’re redefining globalisation both conceptually and in practice.

You can find the bulk of my writing on public affairs in the button above. And through the links below, I document my intellectual pursuits on Medium and my more spiritual thoughts on Blogspot.

If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links below. My favourite people are nice, curious, and smart.

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  • #futures
  • #art
  • #sociology
  • #film
  • Work
    • Delma Institute & Cinema Akil