She worked as an Adviser to the Minister of Economy from 1997 to 2001. Thus, she was appointed a member of the Consultative Council by presidential decree from 2004 to 2011 and she was also appointed Chairman of E-Finance. She held several positions on the boards of several companies with a banking background as wellas airlines, tourism, transport and communications.
Manal received a BA in Media from Cairo University and a master’s degree of Arts in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo. Moreover, she received the Frank Wessner Award for her outstanding mission.In 2008 she received her Doctorate in Public Administration with Honors from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science in Cairo University.