THE BOARD MEMBERS OF TRUSTEES
Dr / Mostafa el Feki
Member of the Board of Trustees
Dr. Mostafa El Feki is a highly skilled diplomat with extensive experience in the political and cultural fields garnered from a prolific career in the international arena. He was appointed Director of the Library of Alexandria as of 28 May 2017.
Dr. El Feki has held numerous positions within the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most notably including that of Ambassador of Egypt to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna; Non-resident Ambassador to the Republics of Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia; and Counsellor of Egypt in New Delhi and Vice-Consul and Diplomatic Secretary at the Consulate General and Embassy of Egypt in London. He has also served as First Assistant to the Egyptian Foreign Minister for Arab and Middle East Affairs, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the League of Arab States and Governor of Egypt at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On the national front, Dr. El Feki has served as Secretary of Information and Follow-up to the President of Egypt and Head of the Bureau of Information and Follow-up for the Egyptian Presidency. In addition, Dr. El Feki has served as a Member of the Egyptian Parliament with positions as Chairman of the Arab Affairs, Foreign Relations and National Security Committee at the Consultative Council, Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee of the Egyptian People’s Assembly and Vice President of Freedom and Human Rights Committee amongst others.
Throughout his career, Dr. El Feki has made broad-based contributions in society as a literary scholar, intellectual, historian, writer and educator. In contributing to life-long learning, over the years Dr. El Feki has lectured at some of the most reputable universities, research institutions and cultural centers in Egypt and abroad. For over a decade, he served as an external Professor of Political Science at the American University in Cairo and was the Director of the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies and the Founding President of the British University in Egypt.
Dr. El Feki has been the Chairman of the Egyptian-Austrian Friendship Association for the last ten years. He is a member of the National Council of Human Rights, the Writer’s Union, L’Institut d’Egypte founded in 1798, the Supreme Council for Culture and many other forums and committees.
Dr. El Feki has been honored by the Egyptian government with several medals, including the Order of the Nile in Social Science (2010), the State Merit Prize in Social Science (2003), and the State Incentive Prize in Political Science (1993). Among the international honors bestowed on Dr. El Feki are the Civil Service Order of Merit from the Kingdom of Spain (1985), the Commander Degree National Honor of Merit from the Republic of France (1989), and the Silver Cross High Honor from the Republic of Austria (2001).
With his rich knowledge in history, political science and international relations, Dr. El Feki has greatly contributed to academic literature in the Arab world. He has authored 36 books, including The Revival of Arab Nationalist Thought and The Absent Vision, which highlight some of the main causes he has dedicated his life to upholding, such as political and intellectual reform, the eradication of all forms of discrimination against minorities and the importance of Arab unity and solidarity. Dr. El Feki has also written hundreds of opinion articles, and is currently a regular contributor at the Egyptian Al-Ahram, Al-Hayat and Al-Masry Al-Youmnewspapers.