Ahmed Kouchouk was appointed Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policies & Institutional reform in March 2016. Since then, he has been playing a leading role in designing and implementing Egypt’s macroeconomic policies reforms especially fiscal and debt policies. Mr. Kouchouk served as the leading negotiator and focal point on behalf of the Government of Egypt with the IMF. Mr. Kouchouk in his capacity, supervises and oversees the work of various policy and strategy related units and departments at the ministry of Finance including Macro Fiscal Unit, Debt Management Unit, Public Private Partnership unit, Transparency and Citizen Engagement unit, Public Financial Management unit, and institutional reform unit.
Mr. Kouchouk leads and supervises several work streams at the Ministry of Finance including engagement with international institutions, Rating agencies, Investment Banks, and portfolio investors. He also supervises and manage the process of setting and updating the Macro Fiscal Framework including setting fiscal debt & targets over the medium-term, preparing the annual budget, monitoring budget implementation, managing fiscal risks, and overseeing debt strategy and related policies.
Mr. Kouchouk serves as a Director for Egypt and Constituency 6 at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Board of Directors. In addition, he served as a Board Member at the Central Bank of Egypt from April 2016 to June 2018 and at Egypt Air Holding company from 2018-2019. He also leads Egypt’s inter-ministerial task force managing annual economic dialogue with the EU. Mr. Kouchouk is currently a board member at the Arab African Investment Bank, Egypt National Academy for Training, Misr Fertilizer Production Company (MOPCO), and Misr El Gadida for Housing and Development.
Mr. Kouchouk is a professional economist and policy advisor with more than 20 years of applied experience. He worked as a senior economist for the World Bank from June 2013 to March 2016. He worked as an Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Director of the Macro Fiscal Unit from 2012-2013 and served as the Executive manager of the Macro Fiscal Policy Unit at the Ministry of Finance from 2007-2008 and 2010-2012. He also worked for the Egypt Ministries of External Trade and Economy.
Mr. Kouchouk earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2010 and earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of York in the United Kingdom in 2002. He has a B.S, in Economics in 1999 from the American University in Cairo.