Speaker 2015 Annual Meeting


Ziad Bahaa-Eldin
Former Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs
Government of Egypt

•Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin was Dy. Prime Minister of Egypt under Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi from 12 July 2013 – 30 January 2014
•Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin (born 30th August, 1964), son of Egypt’s prominent writer and intellectual Ahmad Bahaa El Din, is an Egyptian lawyer, was a Member of Parliament (Assiut) for the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and also a board member of the Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin Cultural Foundation, which promotes education, training and creative thinking among Egyptian youth. He is also a member of the American University in Cairo (AUC)’s Board of Trustees and the director of the Egyptian Initiative for the Prevention of Corruption.
•He was educated at Cairo University (Law, 1986), the American University in Cairo (Economics, 1987), Kings’ College London (LLM, 1989) and the London School of Economics (PhD, 1996).
•Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin is the Founder and Managing Partner, Bahaa-Eldin Law Office and Arab Legal Consultants in Cairo (2000).
•Served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Minister of Economy (1997), Attorney, Hashem & Partners (1996); Summer Intern. IFC, Washington DC (1993); Foreign Attorney, Arnold & Porter, Washington DC (1989); Attorney, Export Development Bank of Egypt (1991); Attorney, and Shalkany Law Office (1986).
•Served as Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) from 2004-2007 and of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) from 2009-2010. He has also served as board member of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) from 2004-2010.
•Dr. Bahaa Eldin has a wide experience in financial and corporate matters, as well as in regulatory frameworks and legislative drafting. As a Senior Legal Advisor to the Minister of Economy from 1997 – 2000. Dr. Bahaa-El Din was in charge of and had primary responsibility for drafting of several key legislative documents including Unified Company Law, New Capital Market Law, The Central Securities Depository Law, The Executive Regulations of the Central Securities Depository Law, The Mortgage Law, The Executive Regulations of the Mortgage Law, the amendments to the Financial Leasing Law, various amendments to the Executive Regulations of the Capital Market Law.
•In addition, Dr. Bahaa-Eldin has participated as a member in the committees set up by the Ministry of Justice for drafting The Intellectual Property Law, The Money Laundering Prevention Law and New Banking Law. He has served as an International Advisor at Goldman Sachs