Eman Sayed ELabd
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Economist, Ministry of Finance Egypt
Ms. Elabd serves as an Economist in the office of the Minister of Finance. She has always planned to work in public service because she has a duty to use the privilege of her birth and her skills to help other people. This commitment crystallized into a career path when she joined the technical office of the Minister of Finance in November 2005. During this period, she has performed a number of tasks as a member of a team within the technical office of the Minister of Finance. She participated in a wide range of assignments performed under the small and medium enterprise Policy Development Project (SMEPOL) aiming at developing policies to support SME development. Policy development is thus the central focus of the project around which other activities revolve. Training, research and public awareness and networking activities are all designed to support the achievement of the Ministry of Finance Micro/small and medium enterprise policy goals’, while also developing her management, leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, in order to gain an overall experience that broadens her perspectives and enhances her capabilities.
As a mid-career Economist, with more than fifteen years’ experience working in the Ministry of Finance, Ms. Elabd is currently studying and analyzing various development and economic issues in order to provide advice on policies and legislation related to such issues. She is always seeking for new, creative and practical solutions to the constraints facing the development of small and medium enterprises in Egypt and hindering the transformation of the informal sector to become formal. She feels inspired when she works for the public good and she is committed to serve her country and her fellow human beings every working day of her life despite the fact that she finds herself as a public servant working in an environment of dynamic global economies.
Master of Public Administration (MPA), the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, June 2001.
Bachelor of Arts, the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, June 1997.
Major: Economics. Minor: Development Studies.