Mahmoud Mohieldin discusses the economic reforms undertaken by the Egyptian government in 2004. He focuses on the motivations for strengthening the central bank and the process of reforming its management structure. Mohieldin also touches on the use of pay incentives and other tactics to build a more efficient staff.
At the time of this interview, Mahmoud Mohieldin was a managing director of the World Bank Group, having previously held the position of the Bank's governor for Egypt. Mohieldin was the minister of investment for the government of Egypt from 2004 to 2010. Mohieldin also served on the boards of directors of the Central Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HSBC-Egypt and Telecom Egypt. He published numerous papers on financial reform in Egypt and was a professor at Cairo University. Mohieldin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cairo University, a master’s in economics from the University of York and a doctorate in economics from the University of Warwick.