Hisham Ramez

Hisham Ramez

Hisham Ramez

Mr. Hisham Ramez was appointed governor of the Central Bank of Egypt in February 2013. Prior to serving as the Governor, Ramez was the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt. With a strong record of achievements, Ramez brings over 30 years of experience in banking, together with extraordinary technical, marketing and management skills to the Central Bank of Egypt.

As the Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Ramez sets the monetary and regulatory policy, and chairs both the monetary policy committee and the financial policy committee. He also represents the bank in important international forums such as the Group of Twenty (G20), and the Bank of International Settlements in Basel.

Ramez leads Egypt’s economy through major reforms to the regulatory system which will lead to safeguarding the stability of the Egyptian financial system. He successfully manages and influences the change in Egyptian banks’ responsibilities through inspiring confidence and credibility both within the Central Bank and throughout financial markets.

Throughout his career, Ramez held various positions within the banking sector. He was a vice chairman and managing director at the Commercial International Bank, Egypt; chairman and managing director at Suez Canal Bank, Egypt; managing director at the Egyptian Gulf Bank, Vice president at Bahrain’s Arab Banking Corporation, and a senior foreign exchange and money market trader at the Bank of America, Egypt.