Baroness Minouche Shafik

Egypt, 1962

Baroness Minouche Shafik is one of the most influential thinkers in the financial world, and currently the Director of the prestigious London School of Economics. After graduating in politics and economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, Shafik became the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank. Between 2008 and 2017, she held leading positions at the IMF, and she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2014 until 2017. Shafik was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2015, and appointed a cross-bench peer in the House of Lords in 2020. Recently, she published her powerful, timely and much-needed book What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract for a Better Society (2021).