Ahmed Galal, who serves on the CIGI Board of Directors, is managing director of the Economic Research Forum, a regional research institution covering the Arab countries, Iran and Turkey. Between July 2013 to March 2014,  he was Egypt's Finance Minister. He has also served as the executive director and director of research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies. 

Ahmed Galal delivered a CIGI Global Policy Forum in November 2015 titled, "Development Under Fire: Middle East Economies in Times of Transition."
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