Ahlam Roshdy

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Ahlam Roshdy

Former Chairperson of the Internal Trade Development Authority – Egypt

Ahlam Roshdy was the Chairperson of Egypt’s Internal Trade Development Authority.
Through her management of goods and commodities transportation and facilitation, Roshdy was able to play a key role in the Egyptian Ministry of Supply and Internal Trading, during both revolutions of the 25 January and 30 June. She was known as the “Iron Woman” in the Ministry of Supply because of her being there for more than 30 years.
Roshdy has succeeded in providing vast tracts of lands to establish new investments in the Internal Trade Sector, particularly the commercial chains projects.

In addition, she was able to solve some of Internal Trade Development Authority’s land problems as some of them were robbed during the January 25th revolution when lack of security invaded the streets.

Dr. Abla Abd EL Latif

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Dr. Abla Abd EL Latif

Executive Director & Director of Research at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies ( ECES )

Abla Abd EL Latif former Chairperson of the Consultative Council for Economic Development of the Egyptian Presidency. It is a council that had been established as an initiative by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to benefit from those who have experiences outside the executive branch of the state; it focuses on two key factors: an economic development and the reform of economic institutions.
During 2015, the council had succeeded in releasing many projects and development initiatives in a number of economic aspects, like “Entaleq”; an initiative based on leading businesses and adopting youth’s ideas, facilitating financing, developing youth’s economic ideas, and finding encouraging financing bank.

In addition, the council has released the 1000 Factory project in the Fifth Settlement Area in New Cairo and the “Wazeftak Gamb Beetak” project, that supports small and medium enterprises and involves establishing 10 factories in every governorate across the country.
Abd EL Latif participates through the council in establishing a fund to support defaulted factories.
She has got her PHD in Economics from California University, USA.