Ziad Bahaa-Eldin

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Ziad Bahaa-Eldin
Deputy Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
12 July 2013 – 30 January 2014
Prime MinisterHazem Al Beblawi
Preceded byMohamed Kamel Amr
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of International Cooperation
In office
16 July 2013 – 30 January 2014
Prime MinisterHazem Al Beblawi
Preceded byAshraf Fatah
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Egyptian Social Democratic Party (until 12 July 2013)
Alma materCairo University
American University in Cairo
King's College London (LLM)
London School of Economics

Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin (born 30 August 1964)[1] is an Egyptian economist, commercial lawyer and politician.


Ziad Bahaa-Eldin is the son of the journalist and writer Ahmad Baha-Eldin.[1] He was educated at Cairo University (Law, 1986), the American University in Cairo (Economics, 1987), King's College London (LLM, 1989) and the London School of Economics (PhD, 1996). Baha Eddin practiced as a lawyer, held several government positions related to finance and law, and served as a lecturer at the Law Faculty of Cairo University.[2] From 2004 to 2007 he was the chairman of the Egyptian Investment Authority. In 2008 he became the head of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, a government agency that supervises Egypt's non-banking financial transactions and markets.[3] He has served as an International Advisor at Goldman Sachs.[4]

Following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, he was one of the founders of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and was a member of parliament.[5] News reports on 7 July 2013 stated that he was likely to be appointed interim prime minister by the authorities that seized power in the 2013 Egyptian coup,[6] though this appointment was blocked within the post-coup coalition by the Salafist Al Nour Party.[7] On 12 July 2013 Al Arabiya reported that he had been chosen as Egypt's interim deputy prime minister.[3] After his appointment he suspended his membership in the Social Democratic Party.[8] He resigned on 27 January 2014.[9]


  1. ^ a b Get To Know Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin, Amwal Al Ghad, 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ Dr Ziad Bio Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Egypt gets new deputy prime minister, Al Arabiya, 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin". Businessweek. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  5. ^ Keith Johnson, Weighing the Prospects of Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, Wall Street Journal, 8 July 2013
  6. ^ Update 2: Bahaa El-Din offered Egypt's PM job, ElBaradei set to be appointed VP , Ahram Online, 7 July 2013.
  7. ^ Egypt’s Salafist party rejects choices for premier, vice-president, Al Arabiya, 8 July 2013.
  8. ^ Joel Gulhane; Charlie Miller (15 July 2013). "El Beblawi continues to meet ministerial candidates". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Egypt's Deputy PM Ziad Bahaa El-din resigns". Ahram Online. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.