Nemat Shafik

She is the new Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), effective from 1 September 2017. Previously (August 2014-February 2017) she served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England where she was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. From 2011 to 2014 she was Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development, and Vice-President of the World Bank. From March 2008 to March 2011 she was Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development (DFID). Prior to joining DFID in 2004, she was the youngest ever Vice President at the World Bank. She was named a Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen in 2015 and has appeared on Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. She has published on a wide array of topics in economics and international development. Among other things, she has written, Challenges Facing Middle Eastern and North African Countries, Palgrave Macmillan (1997) and Prospects for Middle Eastern and North African Economies, Plagrave Macmillan (1997).


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