Ismail Serageldin

Ismail Serageldin is director of the Library of Alexandria and chairs the boards of directors for each of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s affiliated research institutes and museums. He has been awarded twenty-two honorary doctorates and serves as chair and member of a number of advisory committees. Serageldin has also served in a number of capacities at the World Bank, including as vice president for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (1992–1998) and for Special Programs (1998–2000). He has published over sixty books and monographs and over two hundred papers.