Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Biography

Ghada Labib is the Deputy Minister for Institutional Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

She has 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors and a rich and progressive expertise in the IT industry, government, public policy, administrative reform, and in developing and implementing efficient and effective national projects with a local impact.

Labib has been working in the public sector since 2005. Prior to her appointment at MCIT, she held several leadership positions. She served as the Deputy Minister of Planning for Administrative Reform, the Prime Minister’s Advisor for Follow-up and Information Systems, and Chief of Staff at the PM office.

In addition, Labib was Assistant Minister for Institutional Development at MCIT and Assistant Minister of Administrative Development. She was also responsible for the development of the state administrative apparatus at the Ministry of State for Administrative Development, and Director of the Technical Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Development.

Prior to that, Labib worked in the private sector for 12 years. She has practical experience as an IT engineer and a Software Developer at Giza Systems, delivering over 30 successful projects. She was also Technical Team Leader and Project Manager. Labib worked as a researcher at the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC).

Labib received a BSc in electronics and communications ‎engineering in 1992 and a Bachelor of Law from Cairo University. She earned an international Master of Business Administration from L'École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées (ESLSCA).

Labib also holds a diploma in public policy from the French ‎National School of Administration (ENA), a diploma in leadership ‎from Harvard University and a diploma of governance and public ‎administration from the Civil Service College of Singapore. She received numerous certifications in fields including operational ‎excellence, business continuity, policy design and evaluation, ‎governance and public administration.‎

Labib is actively lecturing within national institutions and national and international events on different topics such as Digital Egypt Strategy, business continuity, national security, operational excellence, organizational analysis, critical thinking, design thinking and others. She published several studies and papers in newspapers and magazines.

She has been supervising and discussing scientific theses and graduation projects in national universities as well as military educational institutions, including the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, the National Anti-Corruption Academy, Nasser Higher Military Academy, Cairo University, Al-Azhar University, and the American University in Cairo.

She visited 20+ countries to explore their experiences in digital transformation and institutional development, including the USA, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, France, UAE, Estonia, and India.

Labib earned national and international recognition throughout her career. She received more than 15 awards, including the General Authority for Health Care Excellence Shield, the Egyptian Women Medal, the Golden Shield in the Administrative Innovation Competition, the Arabism Shield for Social Responsibility, Arab Women Award in the field of Digital Transformation and Social Responsibility, among others.

Labib was chosen as one of the 50 most inspiring and influential women in Egypt in 2020, and she was listed among the 15 most influential women in Amujae Leaders 2021.
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