Medhat Hassanein is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Finance and Banking at the School of Business in the American University in Cairo.
Professor Hassanein obtained his BA in Economics from Cairo University Dr. Hassanein holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business (became later the Stern College), New York University (with Distinction) and a PhD from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US.
Dr. Medhat Hassanein was the Minister of Finance in Egypt (1999-2004).
Prof. Medhat Hassanein is a board member of the Board of Directors and member of the Audit Committee of Commercial International Bank (CIB) (2009-2016).
Dr. Hassanein was a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of HSBC Egypt (2004 -2009).
Dr. Hassanein was the senior economist of the Projects Department of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development in Kuwait; a regional development fund operates according to the rules of the World Bank and services all developing Arab countries. During his term with the Fund he participated as the senior economist in the financing of infrastructural, industrial and agricultural projects. Thereafter, he was promoted to lead the Fund’s Technical Assistance Department.
Professor Hassanein is a senior policy analyst experience in institutional building, macro-policy, financial economics, corporate finance, international financial management. He has previously served as advisor to government and the donor community.
Authored numerous articles and government reports on topical issues in Finance, economics, fiscal and monetary policy, finance and banking, macroeconomic reforms, privatization, and the extra-legal economy in Egypt.
Measurement of operational risk regulatory capital in the banking sector: developed countries versus emerging markets
This paper addresses operational risk as a fundamental risk type faced by banks in emerging and developed economies.