Most recently, she led the team responsible for the first successful PPP Project in Egypt. She has played and continues to play a key role in drafting new legislation and developing existing economic legislation as advisor to the various governmental entities and as member of the national drafting committees on many important laws, such as the new Telecom Law, the new Capital Market Regulations, the new Special Economic Zones Law and the new Banking Law regulations. She has also been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Egypt and is directly involved in the ambitious Egyptian institutional and regulatory reform program of the banking and finance sector.
Complementing her professional activities with a commitment to community activism, she has been an active advocate for human rights and women’s rights in Egypt and internationally. She has recently been elected member and Vice Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and she is also a member of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt.
In 2009, she received La Legion d’Honneur from the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, for her significant professional role in concluding landmark commercial and financial transactions between Egypt and France and for her achievements in the field of Human Rights. Zulficar obtained her political science and law degrees from Cairo University and Mansoura University and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Zurich. Her working languages are Arabic, English and French.