Nemat Shafik is Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
A national of Egypt, the U.K., and the U.S. , Ms. Shafik is a global citizen with a global reputation in fields ranging from emerging markets, international development, the Middle East and Africa, to the financial sector. She brings to the Fund a wealth of experience in policy-making, management, and academia. She began her job at the IMF on April 11, 2011.
She was the youngest-ever Vice President at the World Bank, where she was responsible for a private sector and infrastructure portfolio of investments, and was part of the senior management team of the International Finance Corporation. She was the Permanent Secretary of the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID). Prior to serving at the World Bank and DFID, she worked in Cairo as a consultant on development issues.
After graduating from high school in Alexandria, Egypt, and attending the American University in Cairo, Ms. Shafik earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, and the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University. She was a member of the Middle East Advisory Group to the Fund. She has published widely, especially on the Middle East and North Africa, and has taught at the Wharton School of Business and Georgetown University. She speaks Arabic, English, and French.
- Europe: Toward A More Perfect Union
- Debt in a Time of Protests
- Convergence, Crisis, and Capacity Building in Emerging Europe
- Without Better Data, Middle East Policymakers Risk Getting Lost
- Why the Arab World Needs an Economic Spring
- Making Sure Middle East Growth Is Inclusive
- Avoiding a Lost Generation
- Lively Debate on the Dead Sea Shores
- A Spotlight on the IMF’s Technical Assistance