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Dr. Sahar Nasr

Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Dr. Sahar Nasr was sworn in as the Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation on February 16, 2017. On March 14, 2017, she temporarily assumed the charge of the post of Minister of Public Business Sector. Dr. Nasr earned her Professorship from the Supreme Council of Universities. She is a Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo and a Lecturer at several Egyptian and foreign universities, having published extensively. Since assuming her role as Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Nasr has made several strides in restructuring and reforming the Ministry, and has focused on strengthening Egypt’s ties with its existing international partners, as well as exploring new opportunities for cooperation. She is the Coordinator of the National Committee for the Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Nasr has been a member of the Economic Development Council of the Presidential Office through which she provided economic consultations to the President of Egypt and drafted several proposals for the development of Egypt’s economic policies, boosting economic development efforts, coordinating and streamlining development initiatives and programs across different ministries and authorities, as well as to ensure the modernization of the economic performance system. She was granted the 2015 prize of the most influential woman in the Arab economic sector.