Dr. Morsy received the award on February 5, 2020, at a ceremony organized by the Amwal Al Ghad magazine under the auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister. Dr. Hala El Said, Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, presented the award. A number of other cabinet ministers and high-ranking officials also attended the event.
“I am honored to be named among the most influential women in Egypt. This award validates the crucial role of women in contributing to the Egyptian economy and the continent as a whole,”said Dr. Morsy.
She also expressed her hopes that other women would be inspired to make their voices heard when it comes to Africa’s economic progress. “My goal is to offer solutions that will help the continent realize its enormous potential, and I encourage others to do the same,” she said.
Dr. Morsy is a renowned macro-economic and public policy expert with vast experience in international financial institutions and the private sector. She is the Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at the African Development Bank and has previously worked at The European Bank for Reconstruction and Develop and the International Monetary Fund. She has published extensively on wide range of economic and development issues and led a number of major flagship publications.