25 Sep 2009
Joint MFA-MEI Press Statement: Visit Of His Excellency Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, Minister of Investment of Egypt, under The Middle East Eminent Persons Programme, 21 - 25 September 2009
His Excellency Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt, will visit Singapore from 21 to 25 September 2009, as a guest of the Middle East Eminent Persons Programme (MEEPP).
During his visit, Dr Mohieldin will call on Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, and meet Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang and Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zainul Abidin Rasheed. He will also visit leading think tanks and educational institutions in Singapore. Dr Mohieldin will deliver a Distinguished Public Lecture on "Economic Developments in the Middle East and Investment Opportunities in Egypt" organised by the Middle East Institute.
The MEEPP is jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Launched in early 2007, the MEEPP aims to bring distinguished personalities from the Middle East to Singapore to promote mutual understanding and cooperation, through the exchange of views with senior Singaporean leaders and government officials.
Dr Mohieldin has held his present ministerial portfolio since 2004. His Ministry is responsible for investment policy; management of state-owned assets including privatisation and restructuring of public enterprises, and joint ventures; and non-banking financial services including capital market, insurance, and mortgage finance in Egypt. Alongside his ministerial position, Dr Mohieldin is a Professor in Financial Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and holds leading positions in numerous think tanks, research centers and academic institutions. Dr Mohieldin's profile is provided herewith.
Dr Mohieldin last visited Singapore in August 2008.
Dr Mohieldin is the twelfth visitor invited under this programme. Previous visitors include the Egyptian Minister of Administrative Development, HE Dr Ahmed Darwish; the Mayor of Jeddah, HE Adel Fakeih; UAE Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, HE Dr Anwar Gargash; Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and Qatari Minister of State, HE Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah; the Attorney-General of Qatar, HE Dr Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri, as well as the then-Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Health Authority, and now Minister of Public Health in Qatar, HE Sheikha Dr Ghalia Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani; Chairman of Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (ADBIC) HE Hussain Al Nowais; Advisor to the Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources HRH Prince Faisal Bin Turki; and Bahrain Economic Development Board Chief Executive HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa.
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CV of His Excellency Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
Minister of Investment
The Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr. Mohieldin is the Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt since 2004. The Ministry of Investment is responsible for the investment policy; the 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 the Governor of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the World Bank; the Alternate Governor to the African Development Bank; the Alternate Governor to the Islamic Development Bank and Member of the Board of Trustees of the British University in Cairo. In 2005 Dr. Mohieldin was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Alongside the Ministerial position, Dr. Mohieldin is a Professor in Financial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and holds leading positions in numerous think tanks, research centers and academic institutions, where he is a Member of the Commission on Growth and Development since 2005 which comprises Nobel Laureates in Economics Michael Spence and Robert Solow; Chair of the Advisory Board for Global Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond (Gemloc) Program starting 2008; 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 being an active board member at Benha University; the Arab Society for Economic Research; the Center of European Studies and the Center for Economic and Financial Research and Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, 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.
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