Yusser is an experienced government reform consultant with a strong understanding of public sector systems, and has provided targeted support in difficult political environments. While working for Adam Smith International (ASI) for over eight years, Yusser managed both public administration reform and public financial management projects in Libya. As an ASI consultant, he played a key role in 2011 helping to implement the Temporary Financing Mechanism (TFM) of Libya, which was established to channel international financial contributions and Libya’s unfrozen assets into projects designed to deliver emergency assistance to the Libyan people. Yusser also led the Financial Management Agent (FMA) team based in Benghazi during the Libyan conflict. The FMA’s role was to handle funds of USD 1.6 billion and provide policy and financial oversight of the TFM. For the FMA, Yusser developed funding proposals and led the design and implementation of financial and operational controls to prevent misuse of funds.
Additionally, Yusser served as a strategic communications expert for an EU project in support of the prime minister’s office, and also produced a political economy analysis that would ultimately inform the EU’s Libya country strategy.
Yusser holds a Ph.D. in public procurement policy and an M.Sc. in purchasing and logistics.