Amal Mohamed El Malla
Chief of the Office for Arab States
International Trade Centre, Switzerland.
She is a private sector development expert with 25 years of experience providing strategic
policy guidance on Investment Policy and Promotion; the related political reforms,
strategies and institutional framework as well as to Trade Competitiveness(trade facilitation
and logistics, trade development & promotion).
In her recent role at the World Bank Group, Amal has held the position of Senior Private
Sector Development Specialist and the MENA Coordinator out of the WB Vienna Hub under
the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. Earlier, she assumed the same role for the
IFC’s Extended MENA advisory program from their Cairo, MENA regional hub. Throughout
her work with the WB and IFC, she was responsible for business development, program
management and relationship with partner organizations and donors including USAID and
An Egyptian national, Amal holds a BSC in Political Science & Economics from Cairo
University and a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies of European & International Business
Law from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.