Dr. Manal Hussein
Dr. Manal Hussein Abdel Razek is currently the Chairwoman of Tamweel group as well as she is the senior consultant to Lazard Freres since 2014. For 22 years she served in the Egyptian government in many capacities; from 2004-2013 as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance heading the Budget Committee and beforehand as Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade as well as a member of the Shura Consultative Council from 2004-2011. Dr. Abdel Razek was founder of the Central Department of Small and Medium Enterprises and gender budgeting at the Ministries of Foreign Trade and Finance respectively.
Regarding awards and academia, Dr. Abdel Razek obtained her PhD dissertation in Public Administration with highest Honors from Cairo University. In June 2001 she earned the Frank G. Wisner Award in recognition of the outstanding master’s thesis entitled “Streamlining the regulatory Procedures for Small and Medium Enterprises (The One-Stop-Shop Model)”, American University in Cairo.