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Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of Tourism of Egypt, Egypt Government

Minister of Tourism of Egypt, Egypt Government Former: Advisor to the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. She specialized in central banking issues, including designing monetary policy frameworks, defining financial stability and macro-prudential tools, and led country mission teams on these issues. She has contributed several chapters to the IMF’s latest book, titled, “Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy” published in April 2018. Before that, Sub-Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE): worked on developing and modernizing monetary policy strategy; participated in the country's macroeconomic management; was the CBE’s liaison with the IMF and sovereign rating agencies; helped design and present the Government of Egypt's Economic Program after the 2011 revolution. Former Senior Economist, IMF; Deputy Project Director, Institutional Reform and Informal Sector Center, University of Maryland and Adjunct Professor of Economics, American University in Cairo. Former Member of the Board, Arab Investment Bank. Member of the Board: Egyptian Stock Exchange; General Authority for Free Zones and Investment; Arab International Bank; Middle East Economic Association; Dean's Strategic Advisory Board, School of Business, American University in Cairo (AUC). Research Fellow, Economic Research Forum for Arab countries, Iran and Turkey; Lecturer, Egyptian Banking Institute. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Recipient of awards, including: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow in Africa, Institut Choiseul (2014 and 2015); International Visitor Leadership Program, Government of France (2013); Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Business, AUC (2013). Named among the most powerful women in the Egyptian Banking Sector (2014). PhD and MA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.