Dr. Ahmed Darwish currently holds the position of Chairman for the General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone and was previously the Minister of State for Administration Development (2004-2011). He was also a consultant to a number of international organizations (UNDP, UNIDO, UNESCO, FAO, ESCWA, European Union and World Bank), government organizations and companies in Egypt, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and United States. Holds various awards and is a published and internationally recognized professional.