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10 things you have to know about Nemat Shafik

A short profile of the newly appointed Director of the world's most prestigious economic school the London School of Economics, Nemat Shafik.

1- Nemat Shafik or Minouche Shafik is the first woman ever to take the position of the Director of London School of Economics.

2- Shafik was born in Alexandria, Egypt and holds both British and American nationalities.

3- She resigned from her post as deputy governor of the Bank of England after 2 years of the 5-year contract to take the LSE position.

4- Shafik served as the deputy managing director of the IMF and a permanent secretary at the Department of International Development.

5- Shafik was the youngest ever vice-president of the World Bank.

6- She studied her BA in the United States at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, then she did her MSc in Economics at the LSE and she studies her DPhil at Oxford University.

7- In 2015 Queen Elizabeth II named her a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for her contributions to field of Banking and Economics.

8- Shafik’s academic work focused on globalization, private investments, development, emerging markets and the Middle East and Africa.

9- Forbes Magazine ranked her at number 59 of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

10- She will take office at the LSE in September 2017 after taking a six months “Gardening Break” according to the Guardian.