Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

Board Member

Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik is a leading economist, whose career spans public policy and academia. She has served on the foundation’s board of trustees since January 2022.

Shafik is the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, appointed to that position in September 2017. Her past positions include the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank—at 36—the Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for International Development, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, where she sat on all the monetary, financial and prudential policy committees and was responsible for a balance sheet of over £500 billion.

Shafik has authored, edited, and co-authored a number of books and articles. Her book What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract—a rethinking of how we can better support each other to thrive—was published in 2021.

Shafik completed her BA at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, her MSc at LSE and her DPhil at the University of Oxford.

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