Ahmed Galal (politician)

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Ahmed Galal
Minister of Finance
In office
16 July 2013 – 1 March 2014
Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi
Preceded by Fayyad Abdel Moneim
Succeeded by Hani Qadri Demian
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Independent
Alma mater Cairo University
American University in Cairo
Boston University
Profession Economist

Ahmed Galal is an Egyptian economist and politician, who was appointed minister of finance in the interim government headed by Hazem Al Beblawi on 16 July 2013.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Galal received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Cairo University in 1973.[2] Next he obtained a master's degree in economics from the American University in Cairo in 1984.[2] He also holds a PhD in economics, which he received from Boston University in 1986.[2]


Galal began his career at World Bank in 1984 and worked there for eighteen years.[2] He was the executive director and director of research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) for two terms (1996-1997 and 2000-2006).[2] In 2007 he was appointed member of the international board of governors of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) in Canada.[2] He is the president of Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Économiques (FEMISE) in France, and the founding co-chairman of the Board of the MENA Health Policy Forum in Jordan.[2]

He has been the managing director of the Economic Research Forum (ERF), a Cairo-based non-governmental research institution on the Middle East, since 2007.[3] He involved in the economic development initiative started by former prime minister Hisham Qandil in December 2012.[3] Galal, an independent politician, was appointed finance minister on 16 July 2013 to the interim government led by Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Egypt's interim president swears in first government". Ahram Online. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "ERP Managing Director". Economic Research Forum. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Economist Ahmed Galal to be Egypt's new finance minister". Ahram Online. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Alaa Shahine; Mariam Fam (17 July 2013). "Egyptian Premier Returns to Cage He Escaped Facing More Violence". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.