Rania Al-Mashat, a leading global economist, currently serves as an Advisor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she is focused on strengthening global monetary policy frameworks and financial stability analyses.
Managing Egypt’s macroeconomic transition in the most challenging periods of its recent history, Al-Mashat served as Sub-Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Egypt, where she modernized the bank’s monetary policy strategy, a key pillar of the 2004 banking sector reform program.
Prior to that, she was a senior economist at the IMF in Washington DC and covered several emerging Asian economies, including India and Vietnam, with research focused on monetary policy formulation and transmission as well as structural reforms. In 2014, Al-Mashat was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and chosen to be a part of their Expert Network in 2017.
She is a member of Bruegel’s scientific council and a Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum for Arab countries, Iran and Turkey. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in USA and has published research focused on monetary policy formulation and transmission as well as structural reforms.