Dr. Al-Mashat was sworn in as Egypt’s Minister of Tourism on January 14, 2018. Under the Ministry, there are the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board and the Tourism Development Authority. Prior to that, she was an Advisor to the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. She specializes in central banking issues, including designing monetary policy frameworks, defining financial stability and macro-prudential tools, and led country mission teams on these issues. She has contributed several chapters to the IMF’s book, titled, “Advancing the Frontiers of Monetary Policy” published in April 2018.
Dr. Al-Mashat has received a number of international and domestic awards; selected among the top 50 most influential women in the Egyptian economy during 2015; the 2014 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum; chosen to join the Scientific Council of Bruegel (the most influential policy think tank in Europe in 2017; the 2014 and 2015 Economic Leaders for Tomorrow in Africa by Institut Choiseul; among the 2014 top 10 most powerful women in the
Egyptian Banking Sector in the survey conducted by the Bassera Center; the Government of France’s 2013 International Visitor Leadership Program, among the most powerful women in the Egyptian Banking Sector in 2014, and the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Business at AUC.
Moderated by Selim Eddé.