Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism of Egypt

Minister of Tourism of Egypt, Egypt Government. Former: Adviser to the Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC. 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. Has contributed chapters to the IMF’s “Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy” (2018). Former: Sub-Governor for Monetary Policy, Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). 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, Board, Arab Investment Bank. Member, 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.