• ECES Team
Abla Abdel Latif, PhD

Abla Abdel Latif, PhD

Executive Director and Director of Research

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Dr. Abla Abdel Latif is currently the Chairwoman of the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development; a Member of the Central Bank of Egypt’s Coordinating Council, and Board Member of the National Bank of Egypt – the first female in this position.

In 2013, she was honored with membership of the Committee of Fifty, whose mission was to draft Egypt’s Constitution following June 30, 2013. In that capacity, she was officially representing the Egyptian Federation of Industries, and one of only five women in the Committee.  She is also a cofounder and Board Member of BASEERA (the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research), and “El Nidaa” Foundation for job creation for women and youth.

In addition to her teaching career as Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) for over twenty years, she has been a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and has authored a large number of publications in class A internationally refereed Journals. She has also been a senior international expert in several UNIDO projects and other international organizations.
Her professional experience is also extensive, starting from being the Policy Unit Manager in the Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC) to being the Minister of Industry’s Advisor shortly after the 25th of January Revolution and up to a year ago when she became the main economic advisor to the President of the Republic.

Dr. Abla received a special award for outstanding achievement and excellence in research from Sussex University in the UK and another faculty excellence teaching award from the American University in Cairo. She is an Egyptian national with a B.A. in economics from the American University in Cairo (AUC) (with highest honors) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

Sahar Aboud, PhD

Sahar Aboud, PhD

Principal Economist (Consultant)

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Rama Said

Rama Said

Senior Economist (Consultant)

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Racha Seif El-Dine

Racha Seif El-Dine

Senior Economist

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Racha has over ten years of experience in the development of economic policies, strategies and reports. She also participated in the preparation and follow-up of several files, including the Egyptian-European relations and the Egyptian-American relations in trade and industry.

She holds a Master's degree and B.A. in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, French Department, Cairo University. Her research interests include international trade, international competitiveness and environmental economics.

Salma Bahaa

Salma Bahaa

Senior Economist (Consultant)

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Ahmed Dawoud

Ahmed Dawoud

Economist

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Mohamed Hosny

Mohamed Hosny

Economist

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He holds a Masters degree in Economics in International Development from the American University in Cairo (AUC) and an undergraduate degree from the same university. He previously worked as an Economic Researcher for an investment bank in Egypt, writing reports on the political and macroeconomic situation and its impact on the Egyptian economy, and also worked as a Research Assistant at the American University in Cairo (AUC). His research interests and background is in Development Economics, Behavioral Economics and Financial Economics.

Marian Adel

Marian Adel

Research Analyst

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Habiba Mohsen

Habiba Mohsen

Research Analyst

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Mohanad Mahdy

Mohanad Mahdy

Research Analyst

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Khaled Wahid

Khaled Wahid

Head of Statistical Analysis Department

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Mr. Wahid’s professional expertise is in conducting statistical analyses for economic studies in the fields of industry, foreign trade and in following up and analyzing international reports. He previously worked as senior statistical analyst at the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade. He contributed to the preparation of a report on strategic goods by Bloomberg. He also contributed to the preparation of statistics for the Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) convention.  He was a member of the Egyptian delegation in the negotiations with the US trade representative for including new industrial zones in Upper Egypt in the QIZ, and contributed to several joint committees of the same convention. He also contributed to developing the Qualifying Industrial Zones Unit strategy to increase exports.

    His interests include research and prospecting for data in the field of industry and trade for the development of the national economy.

Ahmed Fathy

Ahmed Fathy

Research Assistant

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Previously, he was head of the team responsible for follow-up at the Cabinet's Social Fund for Development.  He holds a B.Sc. in Commerce from Zagazig Univeristy.

Hossam Khater

Hossam Khater

Research Assistant

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Previously, he was data entry specialist at the Cabinet's Social Fund for Development where he also was responsible for the supervision and follow-up of registered civil societies that receive grants from European Union (DANIDA).  He holds a B.Sc. from the Faculty of Commerce, Banha Univeristy.

Mohamed Khater

Mohamed Khater

Research Assistant

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Yasser Selim

Yasser Selim

Managing Editor

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A professional linguist with more than twenty years of experience as a translator/editor. Besides his current position as ECES managing editor, Mr. Selim is a part-time translation instructor at the American University in Cairo. Previously, Mr. Selim worked as a freelance reporter and writer for a number of English language newspapers.

Fatema Ali

Fatema Ali

Senior Editor/ Translator

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Fatma is currently editor/translator at the ECES. Previously, she worked as a legal translator with various USAID contractors including Chemonics International, General Dynamics and GTE Corporation. Fatma obtained her B.A. in English from the Faculty of Alsun, Ain Shams University.

Ebrahim El Embaby

Ebrahim El Embaby

IT Assistant

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Previously, he worked as accountant at ElEmbaby pharmacy and OM ELKORA Company for Real Estate Investment. Ebrahim holds a B.Sc. in accounting from the Faculty of Commerce, Nile Higher Institute for Science and Technology.

Walied El-Torky

Walied El-Torky

Digital Communications Manager

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Previously, Walied worked with Vodafone Egypt where he held various roles in Customer Care, Internet Support and HR Internal Communication. Walied obtained his B.Sc. of Commerce (English Section) from Assiut University, and has advanced experience in the areas of Digital Business, Communication, Customer Experience, Training and Design.

Mohamed Abdel-Hakam

Mohamed Abdel-Hakam

Communications Specialist

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Mohamed Leheta

Mohamed Leheta

Finance Manager

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Mohamed Leheta is a senior accountant at the ECES since 2000. Previously, he worked with Allianz Group. Mohamed obtained his B.Sc. of Commerce from Ain Shams University, and has extensive experience in the areas of USAID-funded projects and audit requirements.

Amani Medhat

Amani Medhat

Executive Assistant

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Amani Medhat is executive assistant to the executive director and director of research. Previously, she worked with several prominent organizations including Price Waterhouse, KPMG (Hazem Hassan & Co.), and Advanced Computer Technology (ACT). Amani graduated from the faculty of Commerce, Cairo University. 

Rana El-Kennary

Rana El-Kennary

Assistant to the Executive Director

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Mohamed Atef

Mohamed Atef

Staff Assistant

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Mohamed holds a B.Sc. in Sales & Marketing from Faculty of Commerce - Banha University

Hussein Mohamed

Hussein Mohamed

Support Staff

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Omar Mowafy

Omar Mowafy

Support Staff

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Sobhy Hussein

Sobhy Hussein

Support Staff

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Waleed Ibrahim

Waleed Ibrahim

Support Staff

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Amr Mohamed

Amr Mohamed

Support Staff

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