Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the U.N. Secretary General from 1992-1996 - Wikipedia
CAIRO – 11 October 2017: Among Arab and African countries, Egypt has been enjoying distinctive representation in the United Nations and other worldwide organizations, as a number of prominent Egyptian diplomatic figures and scholars held prestigious offices in various international organizations.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the U.N. Secretary General from 1992-1996, may be the most famous Arab diplomat in the U.N., as he the only Arab figure to hold the office of U.N. secretary general. Ghali was an academic and former vice foreign minister of Egypt, who oversaw the U.N. at a time when it dealt with several world crises, including the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Rwandan genocide. He was then the first secretary-general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie from November 16, 1997 to December 31, 2002.
Mahmoud Mohieldin, a business academic pioneer, is the World Bank Group’s Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, U.N. Relations, and Partnerships. He previously served as Corporate Secretary, President’s Special Envoy and Managing Director.
Mahmoud Mohieldin the World Bank Group’s Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda,
Mohieldin was the Egyptian minister of investment from 2004 until 2010. Dr. Mohieldin also served on several boards of directors in the Central Bank of Egypt and the corporate sector. He was a member of the Commission on Growth and Development and selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2005.
Ibrahim Samak, a solar energy genius and the African Heritage “Man of the Year 2008”, came as one on the most leading African and Arab engineers in solar energy. Since July 2007, Samak has been a vice president of the European Coaching Association (ECA), an organisation of professional coaches, for the Arab countries and Africa.
Ibrahim Samak, a vice president of the European Coaching Association (ECA), an organisation of professional coaches, for the ,Arab countries and Africa.
Samak is the chairman and CEO of the Stuttgart-based advanced technology firm Engcotec. An Egyptian-trained engineer with more than 35 years of experience in engineering, Samak has distinguished himself in the solar energy sector, where some of his pioneering work has been patented, earning him worldwide recognition.
His company designs, develops, produces and markets photovoltaic cells, which are required to transform solar energy from the sun into electricity. Under Samak’s leadership, Engcotec has become a global power in the area of alternative energy.
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, one of the world’s leading chemical physicists, is an Egyptian nanoscience researcher who was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a US National Medal of Science laureate. He is also known for the spectroscopy rule named after him – the El-Sayed rule.
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, an Egyptian nanoscience researcher who was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a US National Medal of Science laureat, stands with two of his students Wikipedia.
El-Sayed was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1980, and, in 2002, he won the Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics. He was the recipient of the 1990 King Faisal International Prize ("Arabian Nobel Prize") in Sciences, Georgia Tech's highest award, "The Class of 1943 Distinguished Professor", an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Hebrew University, and several other awards, including some from the different American Chemical Society local sections.
Back to the Egyptian leading economic pioneers, Mohamed A. El-Erian comes at the top of Arab and African business experts. He is chief economic adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, where he served as CEO and co-chief investment officer (2007-2014).
Mohamed A. El-Erian ,a chief economic adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, where he served as CEO and co-chief investment officer, gives a speech during an international economic Forum - WIKIPEDIA
He served as chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-17), and is a columnist for Bloomberg View, as well as a contributing editor to the Financial Times. Since 2014, he has served on the panel of experts that judged and selected the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
Moushira Khattab, the leading Egyptian politician currently running for the UNESCO Director-General post, has maintained the third rank with 12 votes out of 58, following the withdrawal of Polad Bülbüloğlu of Azerbaijan on Tuesday a few hours before the beginning of the second round. This marks a slight change from the first round, when Khattab received 11 votes.
Egypt's candidate to UNESCO Director-General Moushira
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