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Dr. Atef Elshabrawy
Economic Development Advisor at The World Bank


Dr Atef Elshabrawy is currently Economic empowerment Advisorat world bank &Egyptian government. Served as Expert-UNDP Iraq, consultant to KSA Manshaat,SDG’s expert at UNDP Bahrain, CEO of Family Bank-Bahrain, Social Development advisor to Bahrain Government, Manager at Bahrain Development Bank, Director at Egyptian Social Fund for development, advisor to Centennial Fund in KSA, National Team Leader of Bahrain SDG’s, and founder of the Participated in Strategic Economic Visions and Social Policies in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, KSA, UAE, India, Bangladesh, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait, Congo, Kirgizstan, Somaliland, Iraq, etc. Served international organizations like EC, IFC, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, GCC, etc.

Dr Atef has a large affiliation within international development organizations, as he is currently the Vice-President of AAASME (All African Association for Small and Medium Enterprise) for North African, an International Board Member of World Startup Festival-USA, member the International Council for Small Business ICSB-USA technical committee, Board Member of Bahrain individual social responsibility, jury Member of Misekhair Association for NGOs and Social leaders (2020-2021), Member of Technical Committee of ICSB-USA, Jury Member of HMP Abdulaziz Ibn Abdulaah Intern. Award, KSA, Jury and Member of Establishing Commit of HM Sh. Sabeeka’s Award, Bahrain.

He had his Ph.D from L’institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), France, a D.E.A from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France on “Modeling of Risk” and a BSc. from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt. In addition, has several certificates in development, finance, innovation and strategic management from France, UK, USA, China.

Dr Atef’s exceptional contribution was recognized by several awards like Prize of "Young Researchers", 1995, AUGC-France for best PhD student and thesis, Prize of Ministry of Interior “Community Partnership”, Bahrain, 2011, Prize of Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for “Young Leaders” with Family Bank as the best bank serving SME’s in Arab world in 2013 and awarded by the “Social Innovation Leadership Awards, as Top 50 Most Impactful Social Innovators in the world”. In 2018 he was listed by ‘ISLAMICA 500’ among the 500 Who Make the Islamic Economy.

Agenda Sessions

  • Exploring MENA credit opportunities