Steering Committee

The governance structure of METAC is designed to promote ownership by all those involved in its operations. The Center is accountable to the participating countries/territories, the donors, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). METAC’s work is guided by a Steering Committee composed of representatives of the authorities of the participating countries/territories, the donors, and the IMF. The Steering Committee acts as an advisory body, providing guidance to develop the Center’s strategy and define its priorities. The Steering Committee meets on an annual or need basis. It is chaired by H.E. Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil, Minister of Finance in Lebanon. Mr. Mohamad Elhage , METAC Coordinator, is the Steering Committee secretary.
METAC is funded by contributions from Egypt, European Investment Bank, European Union, the IMF, France, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Sudan, Syria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Yemen.

Steering Committee Members

METAC Country Representatives

Afghanistan
Mr. Khan Afzal Hadawal
First Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Afghanistan
E-mail: khan.afzal@centralbank.gov.af
Egypt
Ms. Azza El-Sayed
Head of International Organizations Division
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: aelsayed@mof.gov.eg
Iraq
Mr. Safa Al Safi
Acting Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: ministeroffice@mof.gov.iq
Jordan
Dr. Omar Al Zoubi
Secretary General
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: omar.zo@mof.gov.jo
Lebanon
H.E. Minister Ali Hassan Khalil
Minister of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Email: minister@finance.gov.lb
Libya
Mr. Ali Ramadan Shnebesh
Director
Research and Statistics Department
Central Bank of Libya
E-mail: ecorestat@cbl.gov.ly
West Bank and Gaza
Mr. Riyad Abu Shehadeh
Director Supervision and Inspection Department
Palestine Monetary Authority
E-mail: rabushehadeh@pma.ps
Sudan
Ms. Amal Ahmed Elhassan Elkabeir
Deputy Director for the Budget Control Unit
Ministry of Finance and National Economy
E-mail: amalelkabeir@gmail.com
Syria
Mr. Mohammad Issa
Director of International Co-operation Department
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: mofissa@mail.sy
Yemen
Mr. Tarek A. Al Sharafi
Director General of External Financial Relations Department
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: sharafi73@yahoo.com

Donors' Representatives

European Commission
Ms. Raffaella Iodice
Head of Unit
Europe Aid Co-operation Office
Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: Raffaella.IODICE@ec.europa.eu
European Investment Bank
Mr. Pedro José Frias de Lima
Economist
Luxembourg
E-mail: p.delima@eib.org
France
Mr. Jacques de Lajugie
Head of Economic Mission for the Near East
Embassy of France
E-mail: jacques.delajugie@dgtresor.gouv.fr
Germany
Mr. David Nguyen-Thahn
Head of Section, Public Finance and Administrative Reform
Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
E-mail: david.nguyen-thahn@giz.de
Kuwait
Mr. Ishaq Abdulkarim
Director of International Economic Co-operation Department
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: iabdulkarim@mof.gov.kw
Oman
Mr. Rashid Ali Al Khaify
Director of Treasury
Ministry of Finance
E-mail: rashid.khaifi@mof.gov.om
USAID
Mr. Tyler Holt
Director, Office of Middle East Programs
U.S. Agency for International Development
E-mail: tholt@usaid.gov

Members Area

Account Credentials