Dr Shahira Abdel Shahid’s expertise has successfully steered the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) for the past 20 years. In her role as senior adviser, she has advised seven chairmen on strategies to enhance the leadership position of the EGX in Africa and the Middle East. She has been instrumental in modernising EGX rules and regulations, introducing new products and services, promoting EGX among institutional foreign investors, and representing EGX in various international and local conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Her extensive financial education began at the University of Strathclyde in 1989 where she studied an MSc in Finance through a Chevening Scholarship. This experience influenced her future decision to earn a PhD in Finance from Aston University, also in the UK.
In June 2016, Dr Shahira successfully wrote her first book focusing on leadership and success in Egypt, which was published internationally, entitled Roadmap to Success: Inspiring Journeys of Ten Iconic Coptic Leaders. This book was chosen by US Middle East Outreach Council under ‘Honorable Mentions’ for Youth Non-Fiction Literature at their 2017 Annual Book Award Event. Details on her book can be found here.