Dr.Hala Helmy El-Said

Minister of Planning and Economic Development. Dr. Hala El-Said was born in May 19, 1957 in Cairo. She belongs to a political family at the province of Dakahlia. Her father, Helmy Al-Saeed, was appointed Minister of Electricity and the High Dam in 1970. She is considered as the first elected Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University since October 2011. She also holds the position of Assistant President of Cairo University for Scientific Research Affairs and External Relations since September 2013 . El-Said is considered as women's banking figures. She led the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), which is the training arm of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) for a period of eight years, during which EBI has the international accreditation «2006-2008» . El-Said achieved her PhD in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University on 1989. She has her Master and BA degrees in Economics and with honors from the same University on 1983 and 1978 respectively . Dr. Hala El-Said worked as Executive Director of the EBI, Central Bank of Egypt, during the period January 2003 - August 2011. She worked also as Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University since September 2004. During the period of 1995 – 1999, she was the Adviser of the international finance Unit at IDSC. She was also the Chairman of the Department of Economics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 1990 to 1992