Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin '87

Founder and Managing Partner
Thebes Consultancy

Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin (elected in 2008) is currently an Attorney-at-Law, and a former member of the Egyptian Parliament representing South Assiut for the Egyptian democratic social party. He is the also former Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (2009/2010), Chairman of the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (2004-2007), senior legal advisor to the central bank of Egypt (2011), a member of its board of directors (2003/2010) and a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Egypt (2004/2010). Before this, he was a practicing lawyer both in Egypt and the United States.   

He is the founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin Cultural Foundation, which promotes education, training, and creative thinking among Egyptian youth in Upper Egypt and the founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Prevention of Corruption. Dr. Bahaa-Eldin received his PhD in Financial Law from the London School of Economics (1996), a Master in International Business Law (LLM) from King’s College London, a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo (1987), and a Bachelor of Law from Cairo University (1986). Dr. Bahaa-Eldin has been a Lecturer at the Law Faculty of Cairo University (1998-2004). He lives with his wife and two sons in Cairo.