Deputy Director, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation
U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)
Tarek Fahmy is the Deputy Director in the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation. His office is responsible for over 25 economic sanctions programs, including Iran, Cuba, Syria. In addition to his recent work on the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, during his time at the State Department, Tarek has facilitated the issuance of two new Presidential Executive Orders and has also provided foreign policy guidance on hundreds of OFAC and Commerce license requests. Prior to joining the State Department, he entered the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Energy, and obtained his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.