Ahmed Galal is the chairman of the board of the MENA Health Policy Forum. Until December 2016, he was the managing director of the Economic Research Forum, for ten years. Galal was Egypt’s Finance Minister between July 2013 and March 2014. Previously, he worked for the World Bank for 18 years where he conducted research and provided policy advice to governments in several countries around the world. While on leave from the Bank (2000-2006), he was the Executive Director and Director of Research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES).
Galal authored or co-authored more than dozen books, including “Welfare Consequences of Selling Public Enterprises”, “The Road Not Traveled: Education Reform in the Middle East and North Africa” In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious regional prize for Economic and Social Sciences by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. Galal holds a PhD in economics from Boston University