Designing an Economic Model for Nashville as a city of the Future
Join former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in his conversation with Amr El-Husseini, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, consultant, and business leader in what will be a stimulating conversation about the future of Nashville’s economy in the wake of current global events. As founder and CEO of Lodestone Advisory Group in Nashville, Amr will share his specialized insights and perspectives on the business challenges that, amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic, requires cities like Nashville to pivot and reposition themselves for growth. He will talk about the need to focus Nashville business growth on creating jobs of the future from within the community rather than investing scarce resources on importing jobs, creating high quality jobs that spawn expansion of a knowledge economy – an ecosystem of jobs that are “sticky” and resilient to economic challenges. Amr will reflect on the experiences of cities that recreated themselves through innovation, entrepreneurship and smart investing. He will also address the implications of the “new normal” in the global economy, what that means for different industries, and how economies around the world could become more connected than before. You don’t want to miss this edition of “Global Nashville with Karl Dean” and Amr El-Husseini discussing inclusive economic models for Nashville as a city of the future.
A seasoned global investor and strategist, Amr has worked across five continents over the course of his career in corporate development, venture capital, turnaround and transformation, corporate strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, international expansion, and investment banking. Prior to founding Lodestone, Amr served in several capacities, the last of which was the Head of International Development at the QIB Group. There, he was responsible for the bank’s international operations and strategic investments (M&A, Ventures and Integrations) as well as the bank’s international network stretching from the UK to Malaysia, where he led a number of successful turnarounds and restructuring assignments. Amr’s role with QIB also involved the development and execution of the bank’s international expansion strategy.