Sunday, March 24,  2019
Ahmed Kouchouk

Ahmed Kouchouk is a professional economist and policy adviser with more than 10 years of applied experience. He started his career path in 1999 as an economic researcher at the Ministry of Economy. Subsequently, he worked for 3 years as an economist at the Ministry of Foreign Trade. In 2004, he joined the Egyptian Ministry of Finance to assist in establishing a Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit attached to the Minister's technical office with the aim of generating medium-term projections for more than 600 fiscal and debt variables along with key macroeconomic parameters.

At the age of 30, he was the Unit Executive Manager, and later became the Unit Executive Director in August 2011. He has built expertise in the following areas: analyzing economic data and converting it into intelligence, understanding macroeconomic inter-linkages and policy implications, as well as formulating evidence-based objective solutions for Egypt’s key economic challenges.

In addition, Mr. Kouchouk provided consultancy advice to numerous regional/international institutions. From August 2010 to February 2011, he served as Deputy to the Deputy Chairman of International Monetary and Financial Committee, responsible for suggesting strategic direction and reforms to enhance the work and role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since May 2011, he is acting as Deputy to the Egyptian Minister of Finance, and Deputy for Deauville Partnership - the venue managing and streamlining economic assistance and cooperation between the G8 countries and other key international countries and institutions, and the Arab countries witnessing democratic transition, including Egypt. Mr. Kouchouk earned his B.S. in Economics from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1999. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from York University in the United Kingdom. In 2010, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

Mr. Kouchouk wrote and co-authored several research studies, statistical bulletins and analytical reports that were published by the Arab Monetary Fund, the Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran, and Turkey and the Ministries he served. In addition, he was awarded a number of grants and fellowships.


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