Past Event

The World Economy Series: Views of Chief Economists with Hany Dimian

March 9, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
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Join the Center on Global Economic Governance and the MPA in Economic Policy Management for the series, The World Economy: Views of Chief Economists, presenting world renowned economists from the private and public sector to discuss current global economic challenges and their perspectives of the future.

On March 9, 2022, Hany Kadry Dimian, President, Ivy Strategists and Former Minister of Finance of Egypt, will deliver the lecture "Sustainable employment and vibrant job creation in a world of multiple complexities".

Moderated by: Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

About the Speaker: Hany Dimian served as Egypt’s Finance Minister during a delicate political transition, building on solid records in the public policy spheres.

He was awarded “The Finance Minister of the Year 2015 for Africa” by the Banker Magazine, on the backdrop of giving “hope to Egypt’s punch-drunk economy with a series of bold and courageous actions”.

Early enough, the sentiment on Egypt's economy turned positive as the country received four positive credit events and three affirmations, as the economic team doubled Egypt’s growth to 4.2% and the capital market was regarded as best performer for 2014,. During his first year in office, Dimian cut the budget deficit by an unprecedented 4 percentage points of GDP in 2014/15 (excluding grants), and the Treasury returned to the international markets with an awarded USD 1.5 billion Bond Deal of the Year 2015.

Mr. Dimian served as an Alternate Governor for Egypt at the Arab Monetary Fund, the International Monetary Fund, and the Islamic Development Bank. In 2008, he chaired the Deputies level for the IMF top policy committee known as the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) for 3 years. During this time, the IMF achieved notable advancements to its financing and surveillance mandates; and its governance structure.

He represented Egypt in different capacities with the African Union, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the Egypt-EU Partnership, and he cochaired the Economic Dialogue with the European Union and others.

Mr. Dimian served on many Boards including the Egyptian Competition Authority; the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority; the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC); and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Sovereign Energy Fund (ITFC).

Mr. Dimian holds Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University in NY, and a Bachelor in Accounting from Helwan University in Cairo.

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