Who Is She

Mona Zulficar
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Personal information

Lawyer, Expert in International Law and Finance
Mona Zulficar
1948

Contact information / Private

Languages

Arabic
English
French

Contact information / Work

Zulficar & Partners Law Firm
12 Maraashly St, Zamalek
Cairo
Egypt
Phone: 
+2 2737 0662
Fax: 
+2 2735 1697

Education

LLB, Mansoura University, 1980
BSc, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1969

Competences

Banks and financial markets
Human rights
Project funding

Work history

Jobs: 
Founder and Chair of Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, 2009-Present
Managing Partner and Chair of Executive Committee, Shalakany Law Office, 2006-2009
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, Egypt's 50-Member Constitution Committee, 2013.
Board Member, Central Bank of Egypt.
Member, US-Egypt Business Council.
Member, Council of Advisers of the World Bank for Middle East & North Africa Region.
Member and Vice Chair, UN Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee.
Board of Trustees Member, Women and Memory Forum.
Productions and works: 
Speaker at Harvard Law School Islamic Studies Workshop in 1996 and International Conference on the Islamic Marriage Contract in January 1999 and author of chapter on “The New Islamic Marriage Contract"

Awards

Distinctions: 
Selected in December 1994 by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Global young leaders of the 21st Century
La Légion d'Honneur by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy for her significant rule in reinforcing transactions between Egypt and France and for her achievements in the field of human rights, 2009
CEWLA Award for her unique role in the issue of equal right to divorce law (Khul) by Law No. 1/2000, in 2003
Cairo Governor Award 2000 for defending women’s rights, in addition to the Awards of Assiut Governor and the President of Assiut University, 1999 & 2000 for her key role in establishing the Cancer Hospital in Assiut University
UNDP Award on the occasion of celebrating International Women's Day in Cairo, 1995