Ahmed Rostom is a financial sector specialist in the World Bank’s Finance and Market’s Global Practice. He is an expert in developing and regulating Islamic financial services, designing and implementing sound financial sector policies and enhancing financial integration. He co-authored many papers and reports on financial development, Islamic finance and financial inclusion. His professional background spans risk management, banking ovesight and financial development policies. He holds M.Sc. degrees in Economics from Cairo University and UK’s University of York and is currently finalizing his Ph.D. at George Washington University.