Ahmed Rostom is a Financial Sector Specialist at The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific: Finance and Private Sector Development Department (EASFP). Since joining the World Bank in 2010, Mr. Rostom’s professional experience spanned across financial development policies, financial inclusion, Islamic finance and financial sector reform. Mr. Rostom has also worked with the advisory team to the World Bank’s Managing Director on issues relating to Islamic finance and global financial architecture. He co-authored many World Bank working papers and reports on financial development, Islamic finance and financial inclusion. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was the Head of Financial Services Policies Unit in the Egyptian Ministry of Investment from 2004 till 2009, and the Head of The International Cooperation Department in The Egyptian Money Laundering Combating Unit during 2003. He was also a Deputy Manager – Credit Risk Management Department at the Egyptian Gulf Bank that he joined in 1998 till 2003.