Ambassador / Walid Mahmoud Abdel Nasser

Member of the Board of advisory

Dr. Abdelnasser currently serves as Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab Countries at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.

As a career Egyptian diplomat since 1984, Dr. Abdelnasser served as a member of the Cabinet of the First Under-Secretary of the Foreign Ministry and the Chief of Cabinet of the President of the Republic for Political Affairs the late Ambassador Dr. Osama Albaz, then as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the U.N. and Other International Organizations in Geneva. He served as member of the Cabinet of the then Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr. Amre Moussa, then as Deputy Chief then Chief of Cabinet of the late Egyptian Foreign Minister Mr. Ahmed Maher Alsayed, then as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C., then as Director of both the Institute for Diplomatic Studies and the Cairo Regional Center for Training in Peacekeeping and Dispute Settlement in Africa, then as Ambassador of Egypt to Japan, before serving as Director of Policy Planning and Crisis Management at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, then as Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

He was seconded to the U.N. Security Council Secretariat from 1992 to 1999 to serve as Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the U.N. Compensation Commission dealing with the 1990-91 Gulf war reparations.

Dr. Abdelnasser served as coordinator and spokesman of the African Group and the Group of 77 in several meetings of United Nations bodies and in meetings of other international organizations, including during UNCTAD VIII in February 1992. He co-founded and co-chaired The Group of Ambassadors Friends of the U.N. University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan, from 2007 to 2011, and was a participant at the first session of the Japanese/Islamic Civilization Dialogue (2002), the first session of the Japanese Arab Economic Forum (2009) and the first session of the EU/OIC Forum (2002). He served also as the Chair of a meeting during the ninth session of the Japanese/Islamic Civilization Dialogue in 2010.

He received his BA and MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC), received his Diploma of Diplomatic Studies from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and received his PhD in Political Science from both the Graduate Institute and Geneva University. He holds a “license en droit” from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

Dr. Abdelnasser is the author of several books and articles on various subjects in Arabic, English and French.

Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC) as Adjunct Faculty (1983/84, 2001/02, 2006/07, 2012/2013), Dr. Abdelnasser also lectured in many universities and submitted papers to several scientific conferences held in different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America in different fields. He is fluent in Arabic (mother tongue), English and French.

Dr. Abdelnasser serves as member of the Advisory Boards of both the quarterly “AlSyassa AlDawlya” Journal and the quarterly “AlDemocrateya” Journal, both published by AlAhram Foundation in Egypt. He is also a member of the Alumni Committee of the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He served as Board Member of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. He was also chosen as member of the Academic Board of “Ares-Athens” quarterly published by the Romanian Diplomatic Academy. He served in the past as member of the advisory board of “The Diplomat” monthly journal published by the Egyptian Diplomatic Club. He is a member of the Egyptian Council of Foreign Affairs (ECFA) and an associate member of the Egyptian Writers’ Association.

He also chaired the Association of Egyptians in Switzerland (1994-1999) and served as Board Member of the Association of Egyptians Abroad (1997-1999). He was the editor-in-chief of “Shuruq (Sunrise)” quarterly published in Arabic, English, French and German in Geneva, Switzerland (1995-1999). He equally served as member of the editorial board of “Ma Baad (Beyond)”, published by the Association of Former Egyptian Employees at the UN; and as member of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture. He also served twice as member of the Egyptian National Council for Women. He also served as President of the Student Union at the high school level and as Acting President of the Student Council at the university level.

Dr. Abdelnasser is married and has two sons.