Mahmoud Mohieldin

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Mahmoud Mohieldin is the former Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt since 2004. The Ministry of Investment is responsible for Investment Policy; Management of state-owned assets including privatization and restructuring of public enterprises, and joint ventures; and the non-banking financial services including capital market, insurance, and mortgage finance.

Dr. Mohieldin is a Member of the General Secretariat of the National Democratic Party, the majority Party in the Arab Republic of Egypt; he is also a member of the Policies Secretariat; and the Co-Chairman of Economic Committee of the Party. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the British University in Cairo; and Member of the Board of Benha University. In 2005 Dr. Mohieldin was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum; and a member of the Commission on Growth and Development. In addition, Dr. Mohieldin is the Governor of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the World Bank; the Alternate Governor to the African Development Bank; and the Alternate Governor to the Islamic Development Bank.

Prior to his Ministerial appointment Dr. Mohieldin was a Professor in Financial Economics, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University. Dr. Mohieldin is a Member of the board of the Arab Society for Economic Research; Senior Research Associate of the Economic Research Forum of the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey; Member of Middle East Studies Association of North America; Fellow of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, UK; Member of the Royal Economic Society, UK; and Member of the Egyptian Society for Political Economy, Cairo.

In addition to the academic career, Dr. Mohieldin worked as an Economic Advisor to the Minister of State for Economic Affairs from 1995 to 1997; Senior Economic Advisor to the Minister of Economy & Foreign Trade from 1997 to 1999; and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Trade from 1999 to 2002.

Dr. Mohieldin served as a Member of the Board of the Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt; a Member of the Board of the Directors of HSBC-Egypt; a Member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Egypt; and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Diplomatic Institute. He was also an Advisor to the Board of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies; and the Director of Cairo Economics & Finance.

Dr. Mohieldin has published several papers and studies in the areas of Financial Economics, Financial Reform, Prudential Regulation, Trade in Services, Globalization, Exchange Rate and Monetary Policies, Corporate Governance and Competition Policy.

Dr. Mohieldin was born in Egypt in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics, with highest Honors, First in Order of Merit, from Cairo University, Egypt. In 1989 he received a Diploma in Quantitative Development Economics, from Warwick University, England and in 1990, he received a Master of Science in Economic and Social Policy Analysis from University of York, England, and in 1995, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Warwick, England.