Keynote Speakers



Hala H. El Said

Minister of Planning and Administrative Reforms, Egypt

Hala H. El Said is recently (2017) nominated as Minister of Administrative Reforms and Economic Planning in the Government of the Egypt. Before that, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University since October 2011 and a Professor ofEconomics at FEPS. She was also an Assistant to Cairo University President for Research and External Relations since September 2013. Dr. Hala serves as a member of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Egypt and Egypt’s National Post Authority. In addition to her membership in many research centers like Center for Economic and Financial Research and Studies and Cairo Demographic Center. She is also a member of board of trustees of International Business Driving License (IBDL).

Dr. El Said has a leading role in public service as she is an active member of Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation. She has been also a member of some NGOs as Egypt@Work Advisory Committee- Nahdet El Mahrousa, “Our Children Our Future” Foundation and MENA Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at World Bank. She has authored several research papers and articles covering financial sector, international finance, financial markets, access to finance and economic reform. Dr. El Said holds a PhD with honor from the Faculty of Economics & Political Science at Cairo University.

William Hynes

Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary General and Head of OECD-NAEC

William Hynes is a Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and the Head of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Unit which provides a space to question traditional economic ideas and offer new economic narratives, new tools, methods and policy approaches.

He previously worked as a Senior Economist at NAEC, Advisor in the Sherpa and Global Governance Unit, a policy analyst in the Development Co-operation Directorate and an economic affairs officer at the World Trade Organisation.

William was recently appointed to the Irish Commission on Taxation and Welfare. He is an Associate Fellow and Adjunct Professor in International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, has a doctorate from Oxford University and was a Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics.

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