Farouk El Okdah

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Farouk Abd El Baky El Okdah (Arabic: فاروق عبد الباقى العقدة‎‎, born August 1946)[citation needed] was the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt "CBE" [1] from December 2003 to February 2013.

Academic Qualifications[edit]

- B.S. In Commerce Accounting Major from Ain Shams University 1965

- Master of Accounting (with honors) from Cairo University in 1975

- Master of Business Administration (Finance) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1981

- PhD. in Business and Applied Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Managerial Positions[edit]

- H.E. the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) from December 2003 until February 2013.

- Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) from January 2003 until December 2003 in which he became the Governor of Central Bank of Egypt

- He acquired 19 years of banking experience from 1983 until 2002 working with Irving Trust Company

- New York which was acquired later by Bank of New York; where he has worked as Assistant Vice President for Middle East Division and as Vice President and Africa Destrict Manager

- Dr. El Okdah was the Managing Director of The International Company for Leasing "IncoLease" from 1997 until 2002. He established IncoLease while working for Bank of New York

- In addition Dr. El Okdah worked as an instructor in Accounting and Finance for The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1978 until 1982

- in 1978, he was nominated by The Wharton School to serve as a consultant for The International Finance Corporation (IFC)- The World Bank

- Dr. El Okdah has been a member of the Board of Directors of Egypt Air Holding Co. since 1998

- He served as an advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) from 1998 to 2001 in the time of the Governor Ismail Hassan

- Dr. El Okdah used to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Banking Federation

- He used to be a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of The Arab Bankers Association North America from 1987 until 1989

Previous Positions[edit]

  • December 2003 - Feb 2013: Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt
  • January 2003 - December 2003: Chairman and CEO, The National Bank of Egypt
  • 1997-2002: Managing Director, International Company for Leasing "Incolease"
  • 1989-2002: Vice President, Regional Manager and Advisor, The Bank of New York
  • 1984-1988: Assistant Vice President - Middle East Division, Vice President and Africa District Manager, Irving Trust Company, NewYork
  • 1978-1982: Instructor in Accounting and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBE Board of Directors". Central Bank of Egypt Website. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 

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