H.E. Dr. Sahar was appointed as the Minister of International Cooperation on Sept19th 2015 in which she embarked on taking pivotal structural reforms at the ministry to ensure a robust framework to enhance effectiveness of the pillars that she set for the Ministry, of which was the development of a special unit for monitoring and evaluation and a unit for policy development and strategic planning.
Leveraging on her remarkable reforms she managed to carry out at the Ministry of International Cooperation, H.E was appointed on Feb 16th2017 as the first Minister of Investments and International Cooperation to the newly merged ministries, and then reappointed to the same post on June 14th, 2018.
H.E. serves as Governor of Egypt to several institutions such as The World Bank, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Dr. Sahar is the National Coordinator of the National Committee for the Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nasr has extensive experience in negotiating and securing international grants and loans, especially within her role as Lead Economist at the World Bank. She has managed funds exceeding US$ 4.3 billion that were injected into the Egyptian economy in the areas of economic reform, economic policy development, small and medium enterprise (SME) development and social housing. Furthermore, she has broad expertise in organizing and heading committees of several international economic aid and foreign investment funds, as well as in the coordination with several international organizations, on top of which is the United Nations.