Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin is an Egyptian lawyer and expert on financial law, investment and company laws, governance, compliance, and economic legislation.
He is currently the Managing Partner at Thebes Consultancy and at Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in Cooperation with BonelliErede, the Non-Executive Chairman of Bank of Alexandria, and a non-executive member on several company boards of directors including the National Bank of Egypt UK, Al Baraka Bank, Maridive and Oil services, AXA Egypt, Allam Holding, MTI, Samcrete for Industrial Development, Al Salam Hospital, and Saray Capital (Dubai International Financial Centre).
He previously held several public positions including the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development and Minister of International Cooperation (2013-2014), Member of Parliament representing South Assiut (2012), Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (2009-2011), and Chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones “GAFI” (2004-2007).
He is also a former non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt (2004-2011), the National Bank of Egypt (2005-2010), and a former Senior Legal Advisor to the Central Bank of Egypt (2011).
From 2000 to 2004, he was a practicing lawyer in Egypt, and from 1997 to 2000 the senior legal advisor to the Minister of Economy. Prior to this, he was in private practice in Cairo and Washington, DC. Dr. Ziad was also an adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the Cairo University (1998-2004).
He is the founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin Cultural Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo and the Board of Trustees of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
He received his Ph.D. in Financial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (1997), an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College London (1989), a BA in Economics from the AUC Cairo (1987), and a Bachelor of Law from Cairo University (1986). He is a graduate of the Jesuites High School in Cairo (1982).