Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish

Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone

Egypt

Dr. Ahmed M. Darwish received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cairo University, in 1981 & 1984 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He received the Egyptian National Engineering Award in 1999 and Singapore Middle East Eminent Persons Award in 2007.

His last public occupation was the Minister of Administrative Development (2004-2011). This included three portfolios; e-Government, Institutional and Human Resources Development and Governance (including transparency and integrity in government and public sector). Work done was internationally recognized. Egypt’s electronic and web services rank was 23 out of 192 according to the 2010 UN-PAN report. Egypt was accepted as a member of the Public Governance Committee in OECD.

He is a consultant to a number of international organizations (UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCO, FAO, ESCWA, European Union and World Bank), government organizations and companies in Egypt, Middle East, Africa, Europe and United States.