Gulf Labour Markets and Migration

An international independent, non-partisan, non-profit joint programme of a major Gulf think tank and a globally renowned academic migration centre
The programme provides data, analyses, and recommendations contributing to the improvement of understanding and management of
Gulf labour markets and migration, engaging with and respecting the viewpoints of all stakeholders



Scientific Directors

Philippe Fargues (MPC Director)

Nasra M. Shah (Professor, Kuwait University)


Executive Director

Imco Brouwer (GRC)


Scientific Coordinators

Francoise de Bel-Air – Demographic – Module

Usamah Alfarhan – Economic Module

Maysa Zahra – Legal Module


Senior Researchers

Jihan Safar


Web Assistant

Matteo Martorella



Dalal Moosa (June – September 2014)


GLMM relies further on the contributions of the staff persons of the GRC and MPC


GRC Staff

Ayman Al-Barasneh – Manager web content

Elsa Courdier – Publication manager

Javaid Iqbal – Director information technology

Sanya Kapasi – Administration manager

Christian Koch – Director Gulf Research Center Foundation (GRCF)

Manikandan Chokkalingam – Typesetter

Radhika Menon – Editorial manager

Vasim Shaikh – Accounts manager

Sameeh Sobhi – Project coordinator GRC News Service

Oskar Ziemelis – Director of cooperation / Legal issues


MPC Staff

Simone Ottaviano – Web manager


GLMM logo: Courtesy of Leonardo Cardini