Nihal El Megharbel
Senator, member of the housing, transportation & local administration committee – Egyptian Senate House.
Nihal El-Megharbel is currently the Urban Policies, Governance and Legislation Program Manager, UNHABITA, Egypt Program.
Dr. El-Megharbel was the Vice Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, for Monitoring. She was also the Deputy Minister of the Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, for Economic Affairs. El-Megharbel was an Expert, at the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait.
She was the director of the Local Administration Reform Unit, Ministry of Local Development. She was also a Principal Economist in the technical office of the Minister of Trade and Industry.
She was a Principal Economist at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, and the Studies and Policy Support Unit Manager at the Industrial Modernization Center. El-Megharbel has authored publications on local economic development, competitiveness, labor market policies, industrial policy, corporate social responsibility, SMEs, and rules of origin in trade agreements.
El-Megharbel was a lecturer at Cairo University and the French University. She earned her Ph.D. from Cairo University and her Masters Degree in the American University in Cairo.