Get To Know Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin
Published Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:56 | Written by Amwal Al Ghad
Dr. Ziad Bahaa Eldin (born 30th August, 1964), the son of Egypt’s prominent writer and intellectual Ahmad Bahaa El Din, is an Egyptian lawyer, Member of Parliament (Assiut) for the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and also a board member of the Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin Cultural Foundation, which promotes education, training and creative thinking among Egyptian youth. He is also a member of the American University in Cairo (AUC)’s Board of Trustees and the director of the Egyptian Initiative for the Prevention of Corruption.
Bahaa Eldin is the Founder and Managing Partner, Bahaa-Eldin Law Office and Arab Legal Consultants in Cairo (2000).
Senior Legal Advisor to the Minister of Economy (1997), Attorney, Hashem & Partners (1996); Summer Intern. IFC, Washington DC (1993); Foreign Attorney, Arnold & Porter, Washington DC (1989); Attorney, Export Development Bank of Egypt (1991); Attorney, and Shalkany Law Office (1986).
Dr. Bahaa Eldin has served as the chairman of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) from 2004-2007 and of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) from 2009-2010. He has also served as board member of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) from 2004-2010.
Dr. Bahaa Eldin has a wide experience in financial and corporate matters, as well as in regulatory frameworks and legislative drafting.
As a Senior Legal Advisor to the Minister of Economy from 1997 - 2000. Dr. Bahaa-El Din was in charge of and had primary responsibility for drafting of several key legislative documents including Unified Company Law, New Capital Market Law, The Central Securities Depository Law, The Executive Regulations of the Central Securities Depository Law, The Mortgage Law, The Executive Regulations of the Mortgage Law, the amendments to the Financial Leasing Law, various amendments to the Executive Regulations of the Capital Market Law.
In addition, Dr. Bahaa-Eldin has participated as a member in the committees set up by the Ministry of Justice for drafting The Intellectual Property Law, The Money Laundering Prevention Law and New Banking Law.
He has License in Law from Faculty of Law, Cairo University, besides a B.A. in Economics from the AUC. He got his M.A. in International Business Law (LL.M.) from King’s College, University of London. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics. He has also served as lecturer at Cairo University and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.