Amel Belaid is an oil and gas consultant and founder of APOTHEOX Business Services. She is also the vice president of the Cercle d’Action et de Réflexion autour de l’Entreprise (CARE) think tank in Algeria. She was recently in Beirut, where Diwan interviewed her to get her views on the current situation in Algeria, in particular the economic challenges that the country faces at a time of ongoing protests against the political system and economic conditions.