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Dame Minouche Shafik

Kirsty Young interviews Dame Minouche Shafik, economist and director of the London School of Economics.

Dame Minouche Shafik is the director of the London School of Economics and a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
She was born in Egypt but her family had to flee the country when she was four years old, because her parents lost everything during President Nasser's nationalisation programme. Her father, a scientist, found work in America, and Minouche and her sister attended numerous schools there, before she went back to Egypt at the age of 16. She trained as an economist, studying at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the London School of Economics before receiving her doctorate at Oxford.
Minouche Shafik was the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank, at the age of 36. She later served as the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development from 2008 to 2011. She joined the Bank of England as its first Deputy Governor on Markets in 2014, and was a member of the bank's monetary policy committee. She became a Dame in the 2015 June Birthday Honours list.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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  • Keith Jarrett

    The Köln Concert, Part I

    • The Köln Concert.
    • ECM.
    • 1.
  • Ehaab Abdou

    Ana Masry

    • Gowwaya Hagat.
    • Cilantro & Ehaab Abdou.
    • 7.
  • Three Dog Night

    Black and White

    • That Ain’t The Way To Have Fun.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 14.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Don't Stop

    • Rumours.
    • Warner Music UK.
    • 4.

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ("Choral"), 4th Movement

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Josef Krips. Singer: Jennifer Vyvyan. Singer: Shirley Verrett. Singer: Rudolf Petrák. Singer: Donald Bell. Choir: BBC Chorus. Conductor: Leslie Woodgate.
      • Josef Krips: Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies.
      • Everest Record Group.
      • 4.
  • Joni Mitchell

    All I Want

    • Blue.
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

    • Jazz.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - No. 3 in C# Major, Prelude

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • The Well Tempered Clavier.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.

    Survival Guide


    Albums of her children


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Minouche Shafik
Producer Sarah Taylor


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