Dr. Rania Al-Mashat
Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt Government
Dr. Rania Al-Mashat was the Egyptian Minister of Tourism since January 2018. She was Senior Economist in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington and worked as the Deputy Project Director of Institutional Reform and Informal Sector Center (IRIS), University of Maryland- US.
Prior to this, Al-Mashat was former Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Egypt; she has worked on developing and modernizing a monetary policy strategy, which was launched in 2005 among the bank reform program.
Al-Mashat manages the overall economic policy of the State in cooperation with the competent economic authorities.
Besides, Rania Al-Mashat is the coordinator of relations between the Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
She occupies other positions as Member of the Board in: Coordinating Council for Monetary Policy, Egyptian Stock Exchange, Arab International Bank, and a Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board in School of Business, American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a founding member in the Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID/El Nidaa).
She was previously a member of the Arab Investment Bank, the General Authority For Investment And Free Zones (GAFI), and the Middle East Economic Association (MEEA).
Al-Mashat had also worked as Adjunct Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo and University of Maryland. She is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum and a lecturer at the Egyptian Banking Institute. Rania Al-Mashat has got her PHD and Master’s degree from the University of Maryland – US in
Economics and her Bachelor degree in Economics.
Moreover, Al-Mashat has won several awards, as a young international leader in the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2014 and among the top 10 women in the Egyptian banking sector in 2014 from Baseera – The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research .
Al-Mashat was also chosen among the annual ranking of the top 100 leading young figures in Africa in 2014 and 2015 from Institut Choiseul, Paris and was selected among the leading young figures in public work in 2013 from the French g overnment. She has got outstanding Graduates Award in 2013 from the American University in Cairo.