Amira Kazem is a Senior Operations Officer in the Education Practice based in the Cairo Office.
Since 1998, Amira joined the World Bank as a human development economist working in social protection. Over the past 13 years, Amira has been supporting education projects with a scope covering skills development, basic and tertiary education.
She has extensively been involved with skills development, especially in Egypt and Jordan. She has extensive experience in conflict countries, as she worked on higher education and basic education projects in Iraq and Yemen.
Prior to joining the Bank, Amira worked as an Economist/Management Consultant with different local and international organizations – Egypt’s Economic Research Forum (ERF) and European Commission (EC)-Funded projects.
She holds special interest in competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), where she has published papers in international journals as follow-up to her doctoral research.
Amira holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands - 2003); an M.A. in Economics (1995), and a B.Sc. (1991) in Computer Science, with a minor in Economics from the American University in Cairo.