Dr. Hala El Saeed
Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development
Dr. Hala El Saeed was appointed as Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform on February 2017. Moreover, Dr. El Said has been appointed as Minister of Planning and Economic Development since December 22nd, 2019, in addition to continuing her mandate on some files related to the administrative and institutional reform process, as well as the comprehensive supervision on the formulation, implementation and updating of the Egypt’s vision 2030.
She was the first elected female Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science in 2011 and Cairo University’s Deputy President for Scientific Research and Exterior Relations in 2013.
El Saeed has proudly served as an advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and as Executive
Director of the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) for 8 consecutive years, during the period from 2003 to 2010.
She is a Board Member of of the Central Bank of Egypt and of many research centers, including the Center for Economic and Financial Research and Studies (CEFRS), Cairo Demographic Center (CDC), and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
El Saeed has a pioneering role in the public sphere as she is a Board Member of Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation. She also served as a Member in some civil society organizations, like “Our Children Our Future” Foundation, the advisory committee of the “Masr Ta3maal” program, Nahdet el Mahrousa, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).
Moreover, El Saeed has led the project of the first national census for SMEs access to finance, in the period between 2009 and 2011. In addition, she has authored several research papers and articles covering financial sector, international finance, financial markets, privatization, and economic reform.
El Saeed has organized and participated in more than 80 conferences, symposiums, and workshops in the same fields. She holds Ph.D. with highest honors in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University.