Farouk El Okdah
El Okdah obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce accounting from Egypt’s Ain Shams University in 1965. He obtained his Master of Accounting degree (with honors) from Cairo University in 1975. He then obtained his Master of Business Administration degree in finance (1981) and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in business and applied economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
El Okdah has been a member of the board of directors of Egypt Air Holding Co. since 1998. He served as an advisor to the governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) from 1998 to 2001. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Egyptian Banking Federation and of the Arab Bankers Association North America.